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Emergency legislation passed by the Commons and moving to House of Lords

Last night, the government passed all stages of their 329 page emergency bill through the House of Commons.

The bill will go before the House of Lords today.

Any legislation has to pass to the House of Lords once it has cleared the Commons. The government has no majority on the red benches, so peers could cause some problems if they want to make changes to the bill.

If they do, this would probably happen on Wednesday, at report stage. It would then return to MPs on Thursday.

Either way, it should be signed into law by the end of Thursday, giving ministers powers that would be unprecedented in normal times.

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