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This Library Note outlines the reaction from a range of commentators and organisations to the publication of the report of the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill. It takes as its starting point the publication of the report on 23 April 2012 and does not include any commentary which pre-dates this report. This note complements other recent House of Lords Library publications on Lords reform, including: Bibliography of Lords Reform (26 April 2012, LLN 2012/014), Public Attitudes Towards the House of Lords and House of Lords Reform (2 March 2012, LLN 2012/006), House of Lords Reform Draft Bill (16 June 2011, LLN 2011/021), and Possible Implications of House of Lords Reform (25 June 2010, LLN 2010/014).


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