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Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

Section 47: Section 3 of the Act of Settlement

320.Subsection (1) provides that the repeal (made by section 18(7) of the Electoral Administration Act 2006) of an entry in Schedule 7 to the British Nationality Act 1981 (which applied to section 3 of the Act of Settlement) applied only in relation to membership of the House of Commons, and to anything from which a person is disqualified by virtue of a disqualification from membership of the House of Commons. This confirms that the repeal did not apply in relation to membership of the House of Lords, the Privy Council and certain offices under the Crown.

321.Subsection (2) provides that the repeal had this effect from the coming into force of section 18 of the Electoral Administration Act 2006.

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