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V1041 – Hereditary Peers Bill 2016

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  • View Poll Results: Should this bill be passed into law?
    As many are of the opinion, Aye
    On the contrary, No

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    V1041 – Hereditary Peers Bill 2016, TSR Socialist Party

    Hereditary Peers Bill 2016
    A Bill to remove hereditary peers from the House of Lords.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

    Section 1: Definitions
    1) A hereditary peer is a member of the House of Lords that has inherited their peerage from a parent by virtue of noble birth. In this Act “hereditary peerage” includes the principality of Wales and the earldom of Chester.

    Section 2: Amendments
    1) Section 2, Clause 2 of the House of Lords Act 1999 shall be amended to remove "At any one time 90 people shall be excepted from section 1".
    2) Section 2 clause 6 shall be amended such that it reads "Any question whether a person is excepted from section 1 shall be decided between the Speaker of the House of Commons, Speaker of the House of Lords and Clerk of Parliament, whose certificate shall be conclusive."

    Section 3: Additional Exceptions to Section 1 of the 1999 Act
    1) A hereditary peer who has not inherited their peerage, but has been appointed by Her Majesty in Council shall be exempt from section 1 of the House of Lords Act 1999.

    Section 4: Short title, Commencement, Extent
    1) This Bill may be cited as the House of Lords Act 2016.
    2) This Bill shall come into effect at the beginning of the next parliamentary term.
    3) This Bill shall extend to the United Kingdom.

    Aye - it's a logical action.

    Hereditary peerages matter. We shall occupy the House of Lords.
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    Ayes to the right: 28
    Noes to the left: 13
    Abstentions: 7

    The Ayes have it! The Ayes have it! Unlock!

    Turnout: 96%
Updated: September 12, 2016
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