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Disgraced perjurer Lord Archer - who yesterday made his first public appearance since being released on parole - will be stripped of his peerage under proposals for House of Lords reform.

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, said he planned to change the rules so that peers convicted of an offence would lose both their House of Lords membership and their titles.

The measures were announced just three hours before millionaire novelist Lord Archer delivered a speech on prison reform during a conference in Oxford.

Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare, who is still on probation after serving two years of a four-year sentence for perjury, refused to comment on his impending return to being plain old Mr Jeffrey Archer.

Taking questions at the end of his speech, he ignored a reporter who asked for his response to the news.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 19, 2003
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