907. Privileges peculiar to the House of Lords.

(ii)     Privileges Peculiar to the House of Lords

907.     Privileges peculiar to the House of Lords.

The House of Lords has jurisdiction over peerage claims, so that an hereditary peer (not previously in receipt of a writ of summons) seeking to have his name included in the Clerk of the Parliament's register of candidates for election as an excepted hereditary peer under the House of Lords Act 1999 must petition the House to prove his succession to the hereditary peerage1.