House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975


House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 is an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament that prohibits certain groups 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:
* judges
* serving members of the armed forces
* civil servants
* ordained ministers
* members of legislatures of non-Commonwealth countries (other than the Republic of Ireland, see Ireland Act 1949)

This Act has been 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 now prohibited from serving.

ee also

*Resignation from the British House of Commons

External links

*UK-SLD|1804148|House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975
* [http://www.guildford.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/D055DF53-E476-4481-BC8C-A3FE011D64C2/0/HofCDisqualificationsAct1975app2.pdf Guildford Borough Council: PDF copy of the act (with notes and amendments)]


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