Lord Gray’s Motion: HL 12 Nov 1999

(Committee for Privileges) The proposed House of Lords Bill which would have the effect of removing the right of Scottish hereditary Lords to sit in the House of Lords was not a breach of the Treaty of Union between England and Scotland. Such Lords were present to represent the nations as a whole, and not just Scotland. The rights of such peers now were derived entirely from the Peerage Act.


Lord Slynn of Hadley


Times 12-Nov-1999, Times 12-Nov-1999, [1999] UKHL 53, 2000 SC (HL) 46, [2000] 2 WLR 664, [2002] 1 AC 124, 2000 SLT 1337




Treaty of Union of the two Kingdoms of Scotland and England 1707, Peerage Act 1963, Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017



Cited by:

CitedCherry, Reclaiming Motion By Joanna Cherry QC MP and Others v The Advocate General SCS 11-Sep-2019
(First Division, Inner House) The reclaimer challenged dismissal of her claim for review of the recent decision for the prorogation of the Parliament at Westminster.
Held: Reclaim was granted. The absence of reasons allowed the court to infer . .
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Updated: 28 July 2022; Ref: scu.83208