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House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) Bill [HL]

Volume 737: debated on Thursday 17 May 2012

First Reading

My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to make provision for Peers to cease to be Members of the House of Lords by way of retirement or in the event of non-attendance or criminal conviction. This Bill contains exactly the same provisions as the one passed by this House and sent to the Commons at the end of previous Session so, although it sounds like a bit of a fib, I have to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Bill read a first time and ordered to be printed.