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COMMISSION OUTLINES OPTIONS FOR LORDS
The House of Lords could be given power
to consider European law and to approve
a range of government appointments,
under new proposals.
The ideas are part of an interim report
published by an independent commission
on Lords reform set up by the Tories.
The report calls for full public debate
following the Government's decision to
end hereditary peers' voting rights.
Ministers have yet to outline plans for
the final shape of the second chamber.
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