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House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975
Long title An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to disqualification for membership of the House of Commons.
Citation 1975 c. 24
Territorial extent United Kingdom
Royal Assent 8 May 1975
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that prohibits certain categories of people from becoming members of the House of Commons. It was an updated version of similar older acts, including the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957.

Some of the prohibited groups at the time the Act first came into effect were:

This Act was updated by subsequent legislation. Since the House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Act 2001, no clergy except for Church of England bishops (see Lords Spiritual) are disqualified from serving. Section 10 of this Act was repealed by section 1 of, and Schedule 2 to, that Act.

See also

External links

  • Guildford Borough Council: PDF copy of the act (with notes and amendments)
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