House of Lords Act 1999 Explanatory Notes

The Act

4.The Act’s main purpose is to restrict membership of the House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage. It also removes the existing disqualifications of a hereditary peer, unless he is excepted under section 2 of the Act from the general exclusion from the House of Lords, to vote in elections to the House of Commons and to stand as a candidate for, or be a member of, the House of Commons.

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