House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act 2015

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House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act 2015
Long titleAn Act to make provision empowering the House of Lords to expel or suspend members.
Citation2015 c. 14
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
Dates
Royal assent26 March 2015
Commencement26 June 2015
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted

The House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act 2015 is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom which authorised the House of Lords to expel a member, or to suspend a member for a definite period of time.[1] This power may only be exercised for conduct which either was committed or became public knowledge after the Act comes into force.[2] A member who is expelled is disqualified from becoming a member again.[3] So far, no member has been expelled under the provisions of the Act.

This act arose from a private member's bill sponsored by Baroness Hayman and Sir George Young.[4]

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  1. ^ Section 1.
  2. ^ Section 1(4).
  3. ^ Section 3.
  4. ^ Parliament website