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Here you can browse the Amendments to the House of Lords Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
     Page 1, line 5, leave out ("by virtue of") and insert ("because he holds") 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If a vacancy arises by reason of the death or disqualification of an elected hereditary peer excepted from section 1 the vacancy shall be filled--
    (a)  until the end of the first Session of the Parliament after that in which this Act is passed, by the unsuccessful candidate who obtained the highest number of votes in the election at which the deceased or disqualified peer was elected; and
    (b)  for any subsequent Session of Parliament, by the holding of an election conducted in accordance with provision made by virtue of this section.")
 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
     Page 1, line 21, leave out ("by virtue of") and insert ("because he holds") 
  
After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A member of the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales or Northern Ireland 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 Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales or Northern Ireland 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 Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A person who is the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament or the Northern Ireland Assembly or the presiding officer of the National Assembly for Wales 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 the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament or the Northern Ireland Assembly or the presiding officer of the National Assembly for Wales.
 
    (3)  No writ of summons shall be issued to a person who is for the time being disqualified under this section.")
Disqualification of Presiding Officers of Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly and presiding officer of National Assembly for Wales.
     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.
     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 Selected Chamber".")Members of the second chamber.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  From the day on which this Act comes into force the members of the Selected 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 Selected Chamber: style.
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     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 659.")Number of members of House of Lords.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Nothing in this Act affects the power of the House of Lords to entertain a petition from a claimant to an hereditary peerage to succeed to that peerage or the provision made by that House for such a petition to be referred to the Committee for Privileges.")Peerage claims.
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
     Page 2, line 19, leave out ("House of Lords") and insert ("Selected Chamber") 
  
In the Title
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
     Line 1, leave out ("by virtue of a hereditary peerage") 
 
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