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House of Lords Bill [HL]

Volume 706: debated on Thursday 4 December 2008

First Reading

A Bill to make provision for the appointment of a commission to make recommendations to the Crown for the creation of life peerages; to restrict membership of the House of Lords by virtue of hereditary peerage; to make provision for permanent leave of absence from the House of Lords; to provide for the expulsion of members of the House of Lords in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

The Bill was introduced by Lord Steel of Aikwood, read a first time and ordered to be printed.