I shall not now miss Nick Clegg’s appearance before the Constitution Committee of the Lords on Wednesday. The Deputy Prime Minister has decided he cannot attend as he has to appear before the new committee on constitutional and political reform in the Commons on Thursday, and as the proposed reform Bill will be introduced in the Commons he felt he had to appear first before that committee.
We shall now be seeing him in October. At least by then we will be clearer as to the Government’s legislation – and I can make the meeting. It’s firmly in the diary.