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I1Ss. 1-94, 97-106 in force immediately after "the 2007 election" by s. 161(1) (subject to s. 161(4)(5))

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(1)A person is not disqualified from being an Assembly member merely because that person is—

(a)a peer (whether of the United Kingdom, Great Britain, England or Scotland), or

(b)a Lord Spiritual.

(2)A citizen of the European Union who is resident in the United Kingdom is not disqualified from being an Assembly member merely because of section 3 of the Act of Settlement (1700 c. 2) (disqualification of certain persons born outside United Kingdom).

(3)The Assembly may resolve that the disqualification of any person who was, or is alleged to have been, disqualified from being an Assembly member on a ground within section 16(1) or (4) is to be disregarded if it appears to the Assembly—

(a)that the ground has been removed, and

(b)that it is proper so to resolve.

(4)A resolution under subsection (3) does not—

(a)affect any proceedings under Part 3 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2) as applied by or incorporated in an order under section 13, or

(b)enable the Assembly to disregard any disqualification which has been established in such proceedings or in proceedings under section 19.

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I1Ss. 1-94, 97-106 in force immediately after "the 2007 election" by s. 161(1) (subject to s. 161(4)(5))

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