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Parliament, UK legislation, United Kingdom

Welfare Reform Bill – parliamentary ping pong

The Commons has more power than the Lords no doubt but it is often reluctant to use its powers too extensively. This Bill is a great example of where the Commons (really the govt in the Commons) is at the end of its tether and it is going to pass the Welfare Cap by declaring it a “money bill” and not one where the Lords can interfere. The Bill has gone back and forth with each chamber reversing the other’s changes, but we do elect the Commons so surely it is right that it gets it’s way in the end ?

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