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    Post The group of MPs and peers

    From Muslim peer and ex-archbishop lead unprecedented bid to cap migration at 20,000 a year | Mail Online

    An unprecedented coalition of public figures will today call for a limit on migrant numbers settling in the UK.
    The group of MPs and peers, including a former Archbishop of Canterbury, want a policy of 'balanced migration'.
    Only around 20,000 non-EU economic migrants would be allowed to stay permanently each year. The rest would have to go home after four years.


    In the text above, what does "peers" mean?

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    Re: The group of MPs and peers

    A "peer" in this case is a member of the House of Lords. The upper chamber of the UK parliament.

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