Among my mail today was a letter addressed to ‘Philip Norton M.P., House of Lords’. Another was addressed ‘Lord Phillip Norton of Louth MP, House of Commons’. The first was understandable. Most people do not have a great understanding of Parliament and certainly not of the mode of address for members of the two Houses. The letter was from an elderly lady writing on a serious point and it was the sort of letter I was pleased to received. However, the second was from a university, sending its annual report. Some universities (including, of course, Hull) are well versed in how to make contact with parliamentarians and the correct mode of address. It appears some, though, may need to send their information officers on a crash course on Parliament. I did notice that it was one of the minority of universities not to have a peer as its Chancellor!