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Peers set to slow down attempts to scrap thousands of EU laws

Plans by the government to review up to 4,000 pieces of EU legislation could be delayed by the Lords

Members of the House of Lords are preparing to slow down attempts to axe thousands of pieces of European Union legislation, with some warning there is no chance of the bill passing by the end of the year as promised.

Ministers have promised to review about 4,000 pieces of EU law that derive from Britain’s membership of the bloc, and have set a deadline of the end of the year to decide which ones to keep.

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