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Political reform groups have reacted with anger to the government's abandonment of Lords reform, following Tory backbench pressure.
A leading political reform group says the postponement of a procedural motion on Lords reform is better than seeing the proposals defeated.
Unlock Democracy has published research which reveals that dozens of members of the House of Lords claimed many thousands of pounds tax free in 2011.
Unlock Democracy has written to all Conservative MPs to ask them to support their party's manifesto commitments and back the House of Lords Reform Bill.