Top officials of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Liberal Party and New Komeito will hold negotiations in London later this week over reducing the number of seats in the Lower House, LDP Secretary General Yoshiro Mori told reporters Tuesday.

Liberal Party head Ichiro Ozawa is part of a nonpartisan delegation of Lower House lawmakers that left Japan on Tuesday to study the session procedures of the British Parliament. Mori said he and his New Komeito counterpart Tetsuzo Fuyushiba will join the eight-member group in London Friday.

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