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Is the House of Lords now an outdated institution which needs to be abolished or reformed? (40
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Is the House of Lords an outdated institution? At first sight the obvious answer is yes, because it has
very little power or influence and its membership is totally unelected. We…

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life peers also represent causes and pressure groups in a way that cannot be done in the Commons.

It is also true that the Lords does invaluable work scrutinising and improving legislation. As shown
above, there are many experts in the Lords and they are able to bring their experience…

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