House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] 2014-15

Published Thursday, March 12, 2015

The House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] 2014-15 is a private Member’s bill. It allows the House of Lords to make Standing Orders that enable a suspension to run beyond the end of a Parliament and would allow the House of Lords to expel members for reasons other than non-attendance or being sentenced to over a year in prison (as provided for in the House of Lords Reform Act 2014).

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The House of Lords (Expulsion and Suspension) Bill [HL] 2014-15 provides for the House of Lords to make Standing Orders that:

• would enable a suspension to be imposed on a member that would run beyond the end of a Parliament; and

• would allow the House of Lords to expel members other than for non-attendance or being sentenced to over a year in prison (as provided for in the House of Lords Reform Act 2014).

The Bill is a private Member’s bill. It has completed its passage through both Houses and is awaiting Royal Assent. After being given a second reading without debate in the House of Commons, it was considered by a public bill committee on 4 February 2015. It was reported without amendment by the committee. Report stage began on 27 February 2015 and was completed on 6 March 2015, when it was also given a third reading.

This Note tracks the Bill’s progress through both Houses.

Commons Briefing papers SN07093

Author: Richard Kelly

Topics: House of Lords, Members of the Lords

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