Lords can delay bills by one year
Can propose amendments to bills- except money bills.
If Commons refuses to accept wishes of Lords, Lords either back down or delay bill for 1 year- War Crimes Act (1991)
Peers who inherit their title.
House of Lords Act (1999)- all but 99 hereditary peers remain.
Life Peerages Act (1963)- Hereditary peers renounce their titles.
Life Peerage Act (1958)- gives right to apoint peers for life.
Independent House of Lords appointment committee set up.
Have expertise in areas- former ministers.