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This Note provides background reading on the Bill, which is due to have its second reading in the House of Lords on 28 March 2014. It outlines the key provisions of the Bill, and provides a brief overview of the recent debates and proposals on reforming the House of Lords. It then provides a short summary of the proceedings at second reading and committee stage in the House of Commons, and examines the debate at report stage in further detail, focussing on a selection of the amendments which were debated. Finally, it provides a brief summary of the debate at third reading.


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