(1)Section 39 of the 1998 Act (members’ interests) is amended as follows.
(2)For subsections (5) to (7) substitute—
“(4A)Any requirement or prohibition (however expressed) imposed by provision made in pursuance of subsections (2) to (4) may be subject to such exceptions as are specified in the provision.
(5)Provision may be made for—
(a)excluding a member from the proceedings of the Parliament,
(b)imposing on a member such other sanctions as the Parliament considers appropriate,
if the member fails to comply with, or contravenes, any provision made in pursuance of subsections (2) to (4) or this subsection.
(5A)Provision made under subsection (5) may include provision that a sanction is not to be imposed in such circumstances as are specified in the provision.
(6)Provision made under subsection (5) may include provision that the member is guilty of an offence.
(7)A person guilty of such an offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.”
(3)After the commencement of subsection (2), subsections (5) to (7) as originally enacted continue to have effect until the coming into force of the first provision made in pursuance of those subsections as substituted by subsection (2).