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Topic: Life Peerages Act 1958

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  Life peer
Life peers were to be chosen from senior judges, civil servants, senior officers of the British Army or Royal Navy, members of the House of Commons who had served for at least ten years, scientists, writers, artists, peers of Scotland and peers of Ireland.
In 1876, the Appellate Jurisdiction Act repealed the provisions rescinding the jurisdiction of the House of Lords.
A peer created under the Life Peerages Act has the right to sit in the House of Lords, provided he is twenty-one years of age, is not suffering punishment upon conviction for treason and is a citizen of the United Kingdom, of the Republic of Ireland or of a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
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 Peerage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Sovereign him or herself cannot belong to the Peerage as "the fountain and source of all dignities cannot hold a dignity from himself" (opinion of the House of Lords in the Buckhurst Peerage Case).
There are various parts to the Peerage which convey slightly different benefits: the Peerage of England pertains to all titles created by the Kings and Queens of England prior to the Act of Union in 1707.
The Peerage of Ireland includes titles created for the Kingdom of Ireland before the Act of Union of 1801, and some titles created after that year, while the Peerage of Great Britain pertains to titles created for the Kingdom of Great Britain between 1707 and 1801.
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 Encyclopedia: Life Peerages Act 1958   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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The Life Peerages Act 1958 established the modern standards for the creation of Life Peers by the monarch of the United Kingdom, and granted them non-hereditary voting status in the House of Lords.
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 Articles - Middle class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This was because of the increasingly eclectic background of new creations, most of which were politically driven by the so-called middle class, and the declining power of the House of Lords relative to the House of Commons after the Parliament Act 1911.
So far as the hereditary element of class was concerned, the titled upper class became less numerous because of the near-cessation of new hereditary creations after the Life Peerages Act 1958.
This was coupled with the natural rate of extinction of existing hereditary titles and the near-abolition of the hereditary element of the House of Lords at the end of the twentieth century.
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