House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Act 2015
|Long title||An Act to make provision empowering the House of Lords to expel or suspend members.|
|Citation||2015 c. 14|
|Territorial extent||United Kingdom|
|Royal assent||26 March 2015|
|Commencement||26 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|Text of statute as originally enacted|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. This power may only be exercised for conduct which either was committed or became public knowledge after the Act comes into force. A member who is expelled is disqualified from becoming a member again. So far, no member has been expelled under the provisions of the Act.
- Reform of the House of Lords (details reform proposals put forward since 1997)
- History of reform of the House of Lords (details reforms enacted since the 16th century)
- House of Lords Reform Act 2014 (whose provisions were amended by the 2015 Act)
- Section 1.
- Section 1(4).
- Section 3.
- Parliament website
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