Before the House of Lords Act 1999, 'peerage'1 was defined as a dignity to which attached the right to a summons by name to sit and vote in Parliament2. However, in 1999 the automatic right of hereditary peers to membership of the House of Lords was ended3. Whilst peerage remains the means of summoning persons to the House of Lords not all peers are members of the House. There are peers who are not lords of Parliament, and there are lords of Parliament who are entitled to be summoned and to sit and vote in Parliament but who are
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