It covers a diverse range of subjects checking and challenging government decisions and debating and investigating public policy.
Members use their professional experience and specialist knowledge to carry out the House's work.
The Lords examines the detail of a bill, highlighting problems and closing loopholes, including the Higher Education and Research Bill...
...and the Article 50 Bill.
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