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Honours: Domicile

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Prime Minister if he will take steps to ensure that a person nominated for (a) membership of the House of Lords and (b) an honour is domiciled in the UK for income tax purposes; and if he will make a statement. (163654)

The House of Lords Appointments Commission set out in their annual report 2006-07 that they would now decline to scrutinise any candidate for a life peerage who is not currently resident in the UK for tax purposes. Honours do not confer any legislative or executive function and therefore may be conferred on people domiciled abroad.