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Review of Lords confirmed in wake of tax credit defeat

A review into how MPs can be given the "decisive role" over key financial decisions has been set up following the Government's humiliating Lords defeat over plans to cut tax credits.

Chancellor George Osborne has insisted he will press ahead with changes to reduce the welfare bill, despite the double defeat in the House of Lords.

David Cameron ordered a "rapid review" of the relationship between the two Houses of Parliament which will be chaired by former Lords leader Lord Strathclyde.

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Government orders Lords review after tax credit defeat

A "rapid review" into the structure of the House of Lords has been ordered by the government following a vote in the House which defeated planned tax credit cuts.

The historic stance from the non-elected chamber has provoked a power-struggle in the Palace of Westminster that could cause changes to the UK constitution.

ITV News Political Correspondent Emily Morgan explains:

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