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Amendments to the Disqualifications Bill

Disqualifications Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Disqualifications Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  No person may be a member of the House of Commons who holds an office of profit under a Commonwealth or foreign government which, if it were an office of profit under the Crown, would disqualify him from membership of the House of Commons.")Offices of profit under Commonwealth or foreign government.
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
 
     Page 1, line 13, after ("Minister") insert ("as Presiding Officer or as Deputy Presiding Officer,") 
     Page 1, line 15, at end insert ("or
    (d)  be nominated as a chairman or a deputy chairman of a statutory committee,")
 
     Page 1, line 16, after ("Government") insert ("or a member of the legislature") 
     Page 1, line 16, at end insert ("or of a Commonwealth country") 
     Page 1, line 18, after ("Government") insert ("or a member of the legislature") 
     Page 1, line 18, at end insert ("or of a Commonwealth country") 
  
After Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  No person may be a Minister of the Crown, or Leader or other paid officer of the Opposition, if he is a Minister or Junior Minister of the Government of Ireland.")Disqualification for Ministerial etc. Office in United Kingdom (No. 1).
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  No person may be a Minister of the Crown, or Leader or other paid officer of the Opposition, if he is a member of the legislature of Ireland.")Disqualification for Ministerial etc. office in United Kingdom (No. 2).
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  When a member of the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament, or the Northern Ireland Assembly is elected to serve as a member of the legislature of another country, he shall be at once disqualified for membership of the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament, or the Northern Ireland Assembly, as the case may be, until and unless he is again elected to serve in the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament or the Northern Ireland Assembly, as the case may be, while serving as a member of the foreign legislature.")Disqualification following election to foreign legislature.
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
 
     Page 2, line 1, after ("Disqualifications") insert ("(Ministers and Members of the Legislature of Ireland)") 
  
In the Title
 
  
BY THE LORD GLENTORAN
THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
 
     Line 2, after ("Commons") insert (", the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly") 
  
 
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