708. Criminal convictions.

Persons who have been convicted of treason cannot be elected or sit or vote until they have suffered the allotted or any substituted punishment or have been pardoned1.

A person found guilty of one or more offences, whether in the United Kingdom2 or elsewhere, and sentenced or ordered to be imprisoned or detained indefinitely for more than one year is disqualified for membership of the House of Commons while detained anywhere in the British Islands3 or the Republic of Ireland in pursuance of the sentence or order or while unlawfully at large at a time when he would otherwise be