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Watch out for next move in welfare reform battle!!!

Watch out for next move in welfare reform battle

The governments defeat in the Lords may just be a temporary discomfort …… Did you know that…..


…The House of Lords debates legislation, and has power to amend or reject bills. However, the power of the Lords to reject a bill passed by the House of Commons is severely restricted by the Parliament Acts. Under those Acts, certain types of bills may be presented for the Royal Assent  without the consent of the House of Lords (i.e. the Commons can override the Lords’ veto).


Most importantly ..
The House of Lords cannot delay a money bill (a bill that, in the view of the Speaker of the House of Commons, solely concerns national taxation or public funds) for more than one month.

Ministers simply need to make the case that the Lords has acted outside its jurisdiction or that its actions impinge on taxation / money matters :::::::::

Lord Freud will rise again: not on the third day ,,,,, but within the month


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