If it is alleged otherwise than by an election petition1 that any member of Parliament or person elected to be a member is or has become disqualified for membership whether by vocation, status or incapacity2 or by reason of office or service3, his right to sit and vote in the House of Commons may be decided by the House itself. The House does, in fact, take notice of any legal disabilities affecting its members, and issues writs in the room of members adjudged to be incapable of sitting
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