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Clause 2
     Page 1, line 9, leave out ("no more than") 
     Page 1, line 14, at end insert--
    ("(  )  Standing Orders shall make provision for filling vacancies among the people excepted from section 1; and in any case where--
    (a)  the vacancy arises on a death occurring after the end of the first Session of the next Parliament after that in which this Act is passed, and
    (b)  the deceased person was excepted in consequence of an election,
that provision shall require the holding of a by-election.")
After Clause 2
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (" .--(1) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of section 2, section 1 shall not apply in relation to 90 people who are holders by succession of a hereditary peerage and who satisfy the condition set out in subsection (2), who shall be entitled to receive a writ of summons to attend the House of Lords in accordance with this section and by or in accordance with Standing Orders of the House, which may be made in anticipation of the enactment or commencement of this section.
    (2)  The condition referred to in subsection (1) is that such person had received a writ of summons at any time before the day on which this Act is passed.
    (3)  Any question whether a person is entitled to receive a writ of summons in accordance with this section shall be decided by the Clerk of the Parliaments, whose certificate shall be conclusive.
    (4)  A person entitled to receive a writ of summons in accordance with this section shall not be qualified to vote--
    (a)  on any question to be determined by the House or by any Committee of the whole House; or
    (b)  subject to subsection (5), as a member of any other committee of the House appointed to consider any Bill, Measure or instrument.
    (5)  Standing Orders of the House may provide that a peer entitled to receive a writ in accordance with this section shall be qualified to vote in any such committee as is referred to in subsection (4)(b) in such circumstances as Standing Orders may prescribe.
    (6)  In this section "vote" means to give voice upon question put or take part in a division.
    (7)  A peer entitled to receive a writ of summons by virtue of this section shall continue to be so entitled throughout his life (until an Act of Parliament provides to the contrary); and in the event of the death or disqualification of such a peer no vacancy shall arise.
    (8)  Nothing in this section affects the validity of proceedings of the House of Lords or of any Committee of that House conducted before this section is commenced or before provision is made by virtue of it for the exception of peers from section 1.")
Exception from section 1: non-voting peers.
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