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90     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Prime Minister shall draw up and publish a list of relevant offices.
 
    (2)  The Prime Minister shall ensure that persons holding those offices in subsection (1) are recommended to Her Majesty for conferment of life peerages under the provision of the Life Peerages Act 1958.
 
    (3)  A person who is entitled to a writ of summons to the House of Lords by virtue of this section shall continue to receive a writ of summons to the House while he holds that office, and, when his term of office ends, his entitlement ceases and any writ of summons issued to him for that Parliament shall not have effect after that Session.")
Membership of the House of Lords by virtue of holding particular office.
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
91     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The maximum number of persons entitled to receive a writ of summons to the House of Lords and to sit and vote in that House is 615.")Number of members of House of Lords.
  
BY THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
92     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A member of the Welsh Assembly is disqualified for sitting and voting in the House of Lords.
 
    (2)  Where an individual is disqualified under this section, the disqualification ceases on the day he ceases to be a member of the Welsh Assembly.
 
    (3)  No writ of summons shall be issued to a person who is for the time being disqualified under this section.")
Disqualification of members of the Welsh Assembly.
93     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A person who is entitled to vote in elections for membership of the Welsh Assembly is disqualified for sitting and voting in the House of Lords.
 
    (2)  Where an individual is disqualified under this section, the disqualification ceases on the day he ceases to be entitled to vote in elections for membership of the Welsh Assembly.
 
    (3)  No writ of summons shall be issued to a person who is for the time being disqualified under this section.")
Disqualification of persons entitled to vote in Welsh Assembly elections.
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
93A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  On the coming into force of section 1 above the House of Parliament known until then as the House of Lords shall from that time onwards be known as the House of Patronage.")Change of name for House of Lords.
93B     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  On the coming into force of section 1 above the House of Parliament known until then as the House of Lords shall from that time onwards be known as the House of non-hereditary Peers.")Change of name for House of Lords (No. 2.)
93C     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  On the coming into force of section 1 above the House of Parliament known until then as the House of Lords shall from that time onwards be known as the House of the Appointed.")Change of name for House of Lords (No. 3.)
  
After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
THE LORD ALEXANDER OF WEEDON
THE LORD BRIDGES
THE LORD WRIGHT OF RICHMOND
 
94     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  This Act shall cease to have effect and the repeals referred to in section 3 shall be ineffective on 31st October 2001 unless, before that day, a subsequent Act has been passed by both Houses of Parliament to make new provision for membership of the House of Lords.")Duration of Act.
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
 
95     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  This Act shall cease to have effect at the end of the Parliament in which it is passed.")Duration of Act (No. 2).
96     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  This Act shall cease to have effect at the expiry of the period of three years beginning with its passing.")Duration of Act (No. 3).
  
BY THE EARL OF CAITHNESS
THE LORD STANLEY OF ALDERLEY
 
97     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Nothing in this Act affects the powers of the House of Lords.")Declaratory.
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
THE BARONESS STRANGE
THE EARL FERRERS
 
98     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  This Act shall not come into force unless a majority of those voting in a referendum have indicated a preference that "the provisions of the House of Lords Act 1999 take effect".
 
    (2)  The Secretary of State may by order make such provision about the conduct of the referendum as he thinks appropriate, provided that a draft of the statutory instrument containing it has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.")
Referendum
(No. 2).
  
BY THE LORD LAMONT OF LERWICK
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
 
99     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Any holder of a peerage conferred under the Life Peerages Act 1958 may, by instrument of disclaimer delivered to the Lord Chancellor, disclaim the right to sit and vote as a member of the House of Lords during the period while this Act remains in force.
 
    (2)  The holder of a peerage who exercises the right of disclaimer conferred by subsection (1) above shall not be disqualified by virtue of that peerage for voting at elections to the House of Commons or for being elected as a member of that House.")
Life peerages: disclaimer.
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
THE LORD ROWALLAN
 
100     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Any person who is the holder of an hereditary peerage and who would but for this Act be entitled to receive a writ of summons to attend the House of Lords and to sit and vote in that House shall be entitled to continue to exercise the same rights of access to, and use of, the House of Lords and any premises occupied by that House to which he would have been entitled but for the passing of this Act.")Retention of ancillary rights.
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
101     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  From the day on which this Act comes into force the members of the second chamber of Parliament shall be known as "Members of the Appointed Chamber".")Members of the second chamber.
102     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  From the day on which this Act comes into force the members of the Appointed Chamber of Parliament shall be styled as "Lords of Parliament", with the initials "LP" appended to their name but without reference to their rank in the peerage.")Members of the Appointed Chamber: style.
103     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  No-one who holds a life peerage conferred under the Life Peerages Act 1958 shall be entitled to receive a writ of summons to the House of Lords and to sit and vote in that House unless he has attained the age of 50 years.")Members of the second chamber: minimum age.
104     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  No-one who holds a life peerage conferred under the Life Peerages Act 1958 shall be entitled to receive a writ of summons to the House of Lords and to sit and vote in that House after the day on which he attains the age of 70 years, and any writ of summons issued to him shall cease to have effect after that day.")Members of the second chamber: age limit.
105     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The salaries and allowances payable to the members of the second chamber of Parliament shall be the same as those payable to members of the House of Lords on the day before this Act comes into force.")Allowances etc. of members of the second chamber.
  
BY THE EARL OF PERTH
 
106     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Nothing in this Act affects the powers of the House of Lords, and in particular the power to veto any bill introduced by a Minister of the Crown providing for the maximum duration of Parliament to be extended beyond 5 years.")Declaratory
(No. 2).
  
BY THE LORD GRAY
 
107     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  On the coming into force of this Act the House of Lords shall cease to be so known.")House of Lords: name (No. 4).
108     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  On the coming into force of this Act the House of Lords shall cease to be known as such and shall be known as the Senate of the United Kingdom.")House of Lords: name (No. 5).
  
BY THE LORD RANDALL OF ST BUDEAUX
 
109     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  From the start of the session of Parliament following the session in which this Act is passed a system of weighted voting shall be introduced into the House of Lords to ensure that the total number of votes eligible to be cast by members of that House belonging to the party or parties forming the Government in proportion to the total number of votes eligible to be cast by all other members of the House reflects the number of seats held by the party or parties of Government in the House of Commons in proportion to the number of seats held by other parties in that House.
 
    (2)  Standing Orders of the House shall be made to give effect to this section, and may provide that any vote cast by a member belonging to the party or parties forming the Government shall have a greater value than any vote cast by another member.")
Voting rights of members of the House of Lords.
  
BY THE EARL OF ONSLOW
 
110     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Any holder of a peerage conferred under the Life Peerages Act 1958 may, by instrument of disclaimer delivered to the Lord Chancellor, disclaim the right to sit and vote as a member of the House of Lords.
 
    (2)  The holder of a peerage who exercises the right of disclaimer conferred by subsection (1) shall retain rights of access to, and use of, the House of Lords and any premises occupied by that House.")
Life peerages: disclaimer (No. 2).
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
THE LORD CHALFONT
THE LORD NAPIER AND ETTRICK
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
111     Page 1, line 13, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  Sections 1 to 3 and subsections (3) and (4) shall come into force on such day after their commencement has been approved in the referendum referred to in section (Referendum) as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORRIE
THE LORD NORTHBROOK
 
111A     Page 1, line 13, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  This Act shall come into force at the end of the session of Parliament in which it is passed providing that it is in full compliance with the provisions of the Statute of Westminster 1931 expressed by the written consents of all the Commonwealth States provided as direct evidence of the Resolutions of all the said Parliaments and Assemblies to that effect, all of which have been communicated to the Speaker of the House of Commons.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BOWNESS
 
111B     Page 1, line 13, leave out ("(apart from subsections (3) and (4) below)") 
  
BY THE LORD BOARDMAN
 
112     Page 1, line 13, leave out from ("Act") to end of line 14 and insert ("shall not come into force until each House of Parliament has come to a resolution that it should do so.
 
    (1A)  No resolution under subsection (1) may be made until the Royal Commission set up to consider the reform of the House of Lords has reported.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
 
113     Page 1, line 13, leave out from ("Act") to end of line 14 and insert ("shall not come into force until each House of Parliament has come to a resolution that it should do so.
 
    (  )  No resolution referred to in subsection (1) may be made until the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the reform and composition of the House of Lords have been reported on by a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament.")
 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
114     Page 1, line 13, leave out ("subsections (3) and (4) below)") and insert ("subsection (3))") 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
115     Page 1, line 13, leave out from ("below)") to end of the line 14 and insert ("shall have effect until the last day of the first Session of the second Parliament following the Parliament in which this Act is passed.") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
116     Page 1, line 13, after ("shall") insert ("not") 
117     Page 1, line 14, leave out from ("force") to end of line and insert ("on 1st September 2001 or if earlier on the dissolution of the Parliament in which this Act is passed.") 
118     Page 1, line 14, leave out from ("force") to end of line and insert ("until a report of a Royal Commission on the future composition and role of the House of Lords has been laid before the House of Lords and accepted by resolution of that House.") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT MOUNTGARRET
THE EARL FERRERS
THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
119     Page 1, line 14, leave out ("Session of") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
120     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  This Act shall cease to have effect on the laying before either House of Parliament of a report of a Royal Commission recommending that the composition of the House of Lords be changed and that the hereditary peerage should no longer be a constituent part of the House or that the numbers of hereditary peers entitled to attend, sit and vote in the House of Lords should be reduced or should be unchanged.")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORRIE
 
120A     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1), this Act shall come into force only to the extent that it is in full compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights and the precedents established by the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.")
 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT MOUNTGARRET
THE EARL FERRERS
THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
121     Page 1, line 15, leave out subsection (2) 
121A     [Withdrawn] 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
122     Page 1, line 16, leave out ("a") and insert ("an") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
123     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  In relation to a peer who is disqualified from attending, sitting or voting in the House of Lords by virtue of section 1, section 4 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (qualifying date for eligibility to be included in the register of electors for use in parliamentary elections) shall have effect with the substitution for the dates 10th October and 15th September of the date 1st January for the purposes only of preparing and publishing the register of electors to be used in an election at which the date of the poll is fixed for a date after section 1 above comes into force but earlier than 16th February 2001 (or such later date as may apply in relation to any particular register by virtue of section 13(3), (4) or (5) of the 1985 Act (delayed date of publication of register in certain cases)).")
 
124     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  For the purposes of section 4 of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (qualifying date for eligibility to be included in the register of electors for use in parliamentary elections) section 1 above shall be deemed to have come into force on the 14th September last preceding the date of the commencement of this section, and any necessary amendments to any electoral register shall be made, before any election is held after that date, on application by any Peer disqualified under section 1.
 
    (4)  The Secretary of State may, by regulations made by statutory instrument, prescribe the form and content of applications under subsection (3) above and, where such regulations are made, an application shall not be valid unless it complies with the requirements of the regulations.")
 
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
125     Page 1, line 17, leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  Holders of hereditary peerages, who are no longer members of the House of Lords by virtue of section 1 of this Act shall be entitled from the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed to be entered onto the electoral register for any one Parliamentary constituency in which they are normally resident, and at any time after the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed the holders of hereditary peerages who are so entered on to the register shall be entitled to stand at or vote in elections to the House of Commons.")
 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
126     Page 1, line 17, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
BY THE LORD TREFGARNE
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
127     Page 1, line 19, leave out ("or the European Parliament") 
  
BY THE LORD BOWNESS
 
127A     Page 1, line 19, after ("Parliament") insert ("to be held after the end of the Parliament in which this Act is passed") 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
128     Page 1, line 19, leave out ("as he considers appropriate") 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
129     Page 1, line 19, leave out ("as he considers appropriate") and insert ("as are necessary to ensure that every holder of a hereditary peerage disqualified by this Act from membership of the House of Lords shall be entitled to vote in any election to the House of Commons or the European Parliament held on any date between the end of the session in which this Act is passed and 1st February 2000.") 
  
BY THE LORD STANLEY OF ALDERLEY
THE EARL FERRERS
 
130     Page 2, line 1, leave out ("subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either") and insert ("laid in draft before, and subject to approval by resolution of, each") 
  
After Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD ELTON
 
131     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  From the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed the House of Lords shall cease to be known as the House of Lords and shall instead be known as the Temporary House of Parliament.")House of Lords: name.
 
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