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15Preventing or restricting participation in proceedings of the ParliamentS

(1)If a member—

(a)has, or had, a registrable interest in any matter and has failed to register it in accordance with section 3, 5 or 6; or

(b)has a declarable interest in any matter and has failed to declare that interest in accordance with section 13,

the Parliament may, in such manner as it considers appropriate in the particular case, prevent or restrict that member from participating in any proceedings of the Parliament relating to that matter.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), a member has failed to register a registrable interest in the register if—

(a)that member has not lodged with the Clerk a written statement as required by section 3, 5 or 6, as the case may be; or

(b)after having lodged such a statement with the Clerk, the member has lodged with the Clerk a written notice under section 8 indicating that the interest is a ceased interest when it is not.

Commencement Information

I1This provision comes into force in accordance with s. 21(4)