House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

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The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 is an Act of the British Parliament which 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 was first proclaimed into law:

This Act has itself been updated by subsequent legislation. In particular, since the House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Act 2001, no clergy except for Church of England bishops (see Lord Spiritual) are now prohibited from serving.

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