646. Cessation of membership of the House of Lords for non-attendance.

A member of the House of Lords who is a peer1 and does not attend the House of Lords during a session ceases to be a member of the House at the beginning of the following session2. Attendance at the House for this purpose connotes the proceedings of the House including the proceedings of a committee of the House3. The non-attendance leading to termination of membership must be certified by the Lord Speaker, indicating that the peer at no time during the session attended the House (having regard to attendance records kept by officials of the House), and the