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Press release: Lords reform plans provide opportunity for "a real clean-up" says constitutional thinktank

7 February 2007

Proposals in today's Lords reform White Paper could ensure that 'cash for peerages' controversies are a thing of the past, says thinktank the UCL Constitution Unit.

The proposals are expected to end the Prime Minister's monopoly over political appointments, giving a bigger role to the Appointments Commission. The Commission will be required to share seats out on the basis of general election votes, choosing from lists provided by the parties, with an explicit ability to block members.

Read the full press release.