House of Lords

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Roles

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)

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Hereditay peers

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.

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Life peers

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.

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