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This Library Note provides background information about the age, membership and public positions held by Members of the House of Lords. In section two, the Note lists the 40 current Members who hold the longest length of membership, Life Peers with 30 years or more membership and Female Peers with membership of 20 years or more. Section three provides a statistical snapshot of the age profile of the current House, together with lists of Members aged under 50 and Members aged 90 and over. The final section lists a selection of public positions and the Members who have held them. Age profile information is correct as at 29 October 2013.


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