The UK Government is not going ahead with proposals to limit the House of Lords' powers to block statutory instruments, the BBC reported today.

Plans were put forward by Conservative peer Lord Strathclyde, at the request of then Prime Minister David Cameron, after a number of Government defeats, in particular over proposals to limit tax credits. Lord Strathclyde's preferred option would have ended scrutiny of secondary legislation by the Lords, and also its ability to ask the Commons to "think again" over new regulations.

A committee of peers has already come out against the reforms (click here for report).

According to BBC sources, the plans have now been dropped. It is thought Prime Minister Theresa May intends a more conciliatory approach given the Government's pending challenges in getting Brexit legislation through Parliament. 

A Government spokesperson said only: "We will be publishing our response in due course."