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After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1)  No-one shall be a member of the House of Lords by virtue of a life peerage conferred under the Life Peerages Act 1958, other than--
    (a)  400 holders of peerages conferred under that Act who are elected in accordance with subsection (2) or at a by-election in accordance with subsection (5), and
    (b)  16 holders of peerages conferred under that Act who have declared to the Clerk of the Parliaments that they are ready to serve as Deputy Speakers of the House of Lords or in such other office as the House may require and who are elected in accordance with subsection (3) or at a by-election in accordance with subsection (5).
    (2)  The electors for the purposes of subsection (1)(a) shall be the holders of peerages conferred under the Life Peerages Act 1958.
 
    (3)  The electors for the purposes of subsection (1)(b) shall be the members of the House of Lords at the date on which the election is held.
 
    (4)  A person elected under this section shall continue to be entitled to receive a writ of summons to the House of Lords and to sit and vote in that House throughout his life.
 
    (5)  On the death of a peer elected under this section a by-election shall be held for the filling of the vacancy.
 
    (6)  Standing Orders of the House of Lords may make further provision relating to the holding and conduct of elections and by-elections under this section; and a person may be elected under this section by or in accordance with Standing Orders made in anticipation of the enactment or commencement of this section.
 
    (7)  Any question whether a person is elected under this section shall be decided by the Clerk of the Parliaments, whose certificate shall be conclusive.")
Life peers.
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
     Page 3, line 18, after ("to") insert ("3 and 4 to") 
     Page 3, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) Section (Life peers) shall come into force three months after the day on which this Act is passed.")
 
  
In the Title
 
  
BY THE EARL FERRERS
 
     Line 2, after ("peerage") insert ("or a peerage conferred under the Life Peerages Act 1958") 
 
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