House of Lords Bill

A bill to allow the House of Lords to grant exceptions to Section 1 of the House of Lords Act 1999 at its pleasure, and for connected purposes.
Bill ID LB019
Author(s) His Grace Sir Marijn Hoyle GCTL KOBC MR, 1st Duke of Hoorn
Amended by N/A
First reading 2021 January 20
Royal assent TBC
Commencement TBC
Affected legislation House of Lords Act 1999 (1999 c. 34)

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Definitions

In this Act, “the 1999 Act” is defined to mean the House of Lords Act 1999.

2 Exceptions to the 1999 Act

Section 2, paragraph (2) of the 1999 Act is amended to read “The House of Lords may make any person excepted from section 1 at its pleasure.”

3 Reinstatement of former hereditary peers

All living persons disqualified from a peerage due to the passage of the 1999 Act are excepted from Section 1 of the 1999 Act.

4 Short title, commencement, and extent

  1. This act extends to the entire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  2. This act may be cited as the House of Lords Act 2021.
  3. This act comes into force at the end of the Session of Parliament in which this Act is passed.