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A parliamentary report on House of Lords reform recommended an upper house of 450 members serving for 15-year non-renewable terms, with 80% of members elected and 20% nominated.

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Ken Clarke: Lib Dems behind timing of House of Lords reforms

A purely Conservative Government would not be pressing ahead with reform of the House of Lords in this parliament, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke admitted today.

The existing House of Lords is a curious historical anomaly.

We are ready for democracy, I think. All three political parties were in favour of House of Lords reform in their last manifestos.

The Liberals probably have determined the timing. I think doing it now in this parliament has happened because the Liberals are anxious to get on with it.

– Ken Clarke speaking on Sky News' Murnaghan programme

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