In between a string of meetings seeing students and others, I met a delegation from the Japanese parliament – they were interested in the House of Lords as well as proposed constitutional change.
I chaired a meeting of the Campaign for an Effective Second Chamber (we are opposed to an elected second chamber) which was addressed by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg (he’s in favour) – it was a rather well-attended meeting!
I spoke at a meeting of the Bow Group on the Coalition’s approach to constitutional change. This was followed by dinner – outside the Palace – with the result that I got back to my office at 11.30 p.m. Mind you, given that we may be sitting into the early hours on Monday, 11.30 may not be deemed that late. On Monday, camp beds may be the order of the day…
The whole of today – and tomorrow – will be spent as a member of the interview panel for Thouron scholarships.