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Lady Royall: 'It looks very serious'

The leader of the House of Lords, Lady Royall, has said she will investigate newspaper allegations that four Labour peers were prepared to accept payment to put down amendments. The peers deny any wrongdoing.

Lady Royall, told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show "for the moment, these are allegations and I want to ensure they are properly investigated."

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