Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg confirmed today that the government has abandoned its proposal for House of Lords reform.
Speaking in parliament, Mr Clegg said he still hopes that plans for a mainly-elected second chamber would be revived in the next parliament as he formally confirmed to MPs that the Bill had been withdrawn.
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