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1 Removal of disqualification of clergyU.K.

(1)A person is not disqualified from being or being elected as a member of the House of Commons merely because he has been ordained or is a minister of any religious denomination.

(2)But a person is disqualified from being or being elected as a member of that House if he is a Lord Spiritual.

(3)Accordingly—

(a)Schedule 1 (which makes amendments consequential on this section) has effect, and

(b)the enactments mentioned in Schedule 2 (which relate to the disqualification of clergy from membership of the House of Commons) are repealed to the extent specified in that Schedule.