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Here you can browse the Amendments to the House of Lords Bill to be moved in Committee (on Re-Commitment) in respect of Clause 2 in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD RODGERS OF QUARRY BANK
THE LORD HARRIS OF GREENWICH
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD NEWBY
 
     Page 1, line 8, leave out ("Standing Orders of the House") and insert ("subsection (2) of this section") 
  
BY THE LORD WILLOUGHBY DE BROKE
 
     Page 1, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Standing Orders of the House shall provide that in any election held to determine who is a person to be excepted from section 1, the electorate shall consist of all peers who, in the session of Parliament ending with that in which this Act is passed, attended a sitting of the House or of a committee of the House on not less than 6 of the days on which the House sat.")
 
  
BY THE LORD COLERAINE
 
     Page 1, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Standing Orders of the House shall provide that in any election held to determine who is a person to be excepted from section 1, the electorate shall consist only of peers who, in any of the three successive sessions of Parliament ending with that in which this Act is passed, attended a sitting of the House or of a committee of the House on not less than one-third of the days on which the House sat.")
 
     Page 1, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Standing Orders of the House shall provide that the excepted hereditary peers shall consist of the following categories--
    (a)  (i)  42 peers elected by the Conservative hereditary peers;
    (ii)  5 peers elected by the Liberal Democrat hereditary peers; and
    (iii)  28 peers elected by the Cross-bench hereditary peers;
    (b)  15 peers, elected by the whole House, from among those ready to serve as Deputy Speakers or in any other office as the House may require; and
    (c)  any peer holding the office of Earl Marshal as performing the office of Lord Great Chamberlain."
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     Page 1, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Standing Orders of the House shall provide for people to be excepted from section 1 as a result of elections designed to ensure that such people are representative of the balance of party affiliations within the House, and of the spread of opinion within such party affiliations.")
 
  
BY THE LORD RODGERS OF QUARRY BANK
THE LORD HARRIS OF GREENWICH
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD NEWBY
 
     Page 1, line 9, leave out subsection (2) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  Upon the coming into force of section 1, 75 persons shall be excepted from section 1 by or in accordance with Standing Orders of the House of Lords, together with the holder of the Office of Earl Marshal and the person performing the office of Lord Great Chamberlain.
 
    (2A)  No other persons shall at any time be excepted from section 1.")
 
  
BY THE LORD COLERAINE
 
     Page 1, line 9, leave out ("no more than 90 people shall be excepted from section 1;") and insert ("45 people shall be excepted from section 1 with full voting rights and 135 people shall be so excepted with sitting but not voting rights;") 
  
BY THE LORD VIVIAN
 
     Page 1, line 9, leave out ("more than 90") and insert ("less than 172") 
  
BY THE EARL OF DUNDEE
THE LORD GRAY
 
     Page 1, line 9, leave out ("90") and insert ("16 people domiciled in Scotland and no more than 90 other") 
  
BY THE LORD RODGERS OF QUARRY BANK
THE LORD HARRIS OF GREENWICH
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD NEWBY
 
     Page 1, line 9, leave out ("90") and insert ("56") 
  
BY THE LORD MONSON
 
     Page 1, line 9, leave out ("90") and insert ("140") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT MOUNTGARRET
 
     Page 1, line 9, leave out ("90") and insert ("250") 
  
BY THE DUKE OF MONTROSE
 
     Page 1, line 11, after ("Chamberlain") insert ("or as holder of the office of Lord High Constable of Scotland") 
  
BY THE EARL OF DUNDEE
THE LORD GRAY
 
     Page 1, leave out line 12 and insert ("those limits") 
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The number of people counted towards the limit set out in subsection (2) shall not be less than 90 for any period exceeding 30 sitting days.")
 
  
BY THE LORD RODGERS OF QUARRY BANK
THE LORD HARRIS OF GREENWICH
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD NEWBY
 
     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If any persons are to be selected for exception under subsection (1) by reference to a connection with any group or political party, they shall be elected by all peers recognised as provided by Standing Orders as members of that group or party in the House of Lords, unless such peers resolve that the electorate shall consist only of hereditary peers recognised as such members.")
 
     Page 1, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The persons excepted under this section shall include 15 persons who shall upon the coming into force of section 1 be excepted from that section in accordance with Standing Orders of the House of Lords by a vote of the persons who were members of the House of Lords at a date (specified in Standing Orders) before that section came into force.
 
    (  )  Upon the death of any person excepted as provided in subsection (1) above, the number of persons who may be excepted as provided in subsection (2) above shall be reduced by one.")
 
  
BY THE EARL OF DUNDEE
THE LORD GRAY
 
     Page 1, leave out line 14 and insert ("for a term of up to 7 years which shall expire on the day another person is excepted from that section by or in accordance with Standing Orders of the House.") 
  
BY THE EARL OF DUDLEY
 
     Page 1, line 14, leave out ("to the contrary") and insert ("for an elected second House of Parliament") 
  
BY THE EARL OF ONSLOW
THE LORD LUCAS
 
     Page 1, line 14, at end insert ("unless, by instrument of disclaimer delivered to the Lord Chancellor, he disclaims the right to sit and vote as a member of the House of Lords.
 
    (3A)  The holder of a peerage who exercises the right of disclaimer conferred by subsection (3) shall retain rights of access to, and use of, the House of Lords and any premises occupied by the House.
 
    (3B)  If the holder of a peerage exercises his right of disclaimer conferred by subsection (3), arrangements shall be put in hand to replace the vacancy created within twenty sitting days.")
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If at any time fewer than 90 people are excepted from section 1, arrangements shall be put in hand to bring the numbers up to 90 as soon as may be reasonably convenient.")
 
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 1, line 17, 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 a by-election conducted in accordance with provision made by virtue of this section.")
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     Page 1, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  This Act shall not come into force until the Standing Orders of the House required for the operation of this section have been made and approved.
 
    (  )  Approval of the Standing Orders shall require a two-thirds majority of those present and voting, except that if no such Standing Orders have been approved before the end of the present session of Parliament, the draft Standing Orders most recently laid before the House shall be deemed to have been approved.")
 
  
BY THE LORD STRATHCLYDE
THE LORD MACKAY OF ARDBRECKNISH
THE LORD MACKAY OF DRUMADOON
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
     Page 1, line 19, leave out ("Clerk of the Parliaments, whose certificate") and insert ("Committee for Privileges of the House of Lords, whose decision") 
  
BY THE LORD PEARSON OF RANNOCH
 
     The Lord Pearson of Rannoch gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 2 stand part of the Bill. 
  
 
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