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Assisted Dying Bill progresses with majority of speakers in favour; Lord Field, Baroness Davidson among Peers declaring change of mind on issue

• Lord Field, who revealed terminal diagnosis, Baroness Davidson, making maiden speech today, Lord Forsyth, Baroness Warsi, Lord Hogan-Howe, Baroness Symons, Lord Lancaster among those stating new support for assisted dying law this week • Baroness Meacher, who proposed Bill, reveals today she broke law to help dying friend • Supporters include representatives from judiciary, police and religion • Assisted Dying Bill passes unopposed to Committee Stage for first time in 7 years

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