Apparently not ...
Further to previous post, the BBC website reports this lunchtime that Downing Street insists it is pushing ahead with attempts to extend terror detention without charge to 42 days.
Gordon Brown's official spokesman said the prime minister believed pushing ahead was the "right thing to do".
The BBC understands that ministers have warned the PM it would be "politically suicidal" to try to force the measure through against the wishes of peers.
No 10 declined to answer "hypothetical" questions about whether the measure would be dropped if peers reject it.
Perhaps Gordon should change his surname to Bennett!