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House of Lords Act 1999


3.The House of Lords Act 1999 is the first part of the Government’s step-by-step approach to full-scale reform of the House of Lords. A Royal Commission has been set up to consider further, comprehensive reform of the House and is due to report by 31 December 1999. For the transitional House, a new, more independent system for nominating peers will be introduced. The Government’s detailed proposals are set out in a White Paper Modernising Parliament Reforming the House of Lords, published on 20 January 1999 (Cm 4183).

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