Plans to curb House of Lords powers 'dropped'
Plans to curb the power of the House of Lords have been dropped by the government, sources have told the BBC.
Former House of Lords leader Lord Strathclyde came up with a plan to remove peers' veto over laws, called statutory instruments, after a series of government defeats last year.
Legislation to remove that power from the upper chamber, where the Tories do not have a majority, had been expected.
But the BBC understands Number 10 will not now go ahead with the proposals.
One source said: "It's been dumped." Another added: "The world has changed."
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