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Lords safe for the summer

The judicial Law Lords in the House of Lords Credit: Alastair Grant/PA Wire

The Government will attempt to "build consensus" on the best way forward for Lords reform, House of Commons Leader Sir George Young has told MPs.

But he failed to give a date for the House of Lords Reform Bill's return to the Commons following the Government's decision to abandon its proposed timetable in the face of a huge Tory rebellion.

The legislation was not included in the Commons business announced for the first week back after the summer recess in September.