NI peers criticise Lords reform plan

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A number of peers from Northern Ireland have criticised plans to reform the House of Lords.

The Coalition government wants the second chamber cut from a membership of around 800 down to 300.

Under the changes the majority of the new members would be elected.

However critics say an elected Lords could challenge the Commons authority and claim the reforms will not work.

BBC Northern Ireland's political reporter Stephen Walker has been taking soundings at Westminster.

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