718. Determination of questions by the Privy Council.

Where it is claimed that a person purporting to be a member of the House of Commons is or has been disqualified at any time since his election by reason of office or service under the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975, 1application may be made to Her Majesty in Council for a declaration to that effect2, the application being referred to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council3.

A declaration may not be made in respect of an alleged disqualification on grounds which subsisted at the time of the respondent's election if an election petition is pending or has