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Parliamentary qualifications of Scottish Peers, Irish Peers and Peeresses in own rightU.K.

4 Scottish peerages.U.K.

The holder of a peerage in the peerage of Scotland shall have the same right to receive writs of summons to attend the House of Lords, and to sit and vote in that House, as the holder of a peerage in the peerage of the United Kingdom; and the enactments relating to the election of Scottish representative peers shall cease to have effect.

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F1S. 5 repealed (11.11.1999) by 1999 c. 34, ss. 4(2), 5(1), Sch. 2

6 Peeresses in own right.U.K.

A woman who is the holder of a hereditary peerage in the peerage of England, Scotland, Great Britain or the United Kingdom shall (whatever the terms of the letters patent or other instrument, if any, creating that peerage) have the same right to receive writs of summons to attend the House of Lords, and to sit and vote in that House, and shall be subject to the same disqualifications in respect of membership of the House of Commons and elections to that House, as a man holding that peerage.

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