Before 2004 an individual was disqualified from sitting or voting in Parliament or being elected to the House of Commons if he was adjudged bankrupt1. However, since that date only a person in respect of whom a bankruptcy restrictions order2 or a debt relief restrictions order3 has effect is disqualified (1) from membership of the House of Commons; (2) from sitting or voting in the House of Lords; and (3) from sitting or voting in a committee of the House of Lords or a joint committee of both Houses4.
If a member of the House of Commons becomes so disqualified,
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