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House of Lords Reform Act 2014

Section 1: Resignation

13.Subsection (1) states that a member of the House of Lords who is a peer may retire or otherwise resign as a member of the House of Lords by giving notice in writing to the Clerk of the Parliaments. At present it is not possible for a member to resign.

14.Subsection (2) provides that the notice must specify a date from which the resignation will take effect; it must also be signed by the departing peer and a witness.

15.Subsection (3) states that the peer ceases to be a member of the House of Lords at the beginning of the date specified in the notice.

16.Subsection (4) provides that resignation may not be rescinded.

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