At yesterday’s meeting of the Constitution Committee in the Lords, we took evidence from three former Lord Chancellors – Jack Straw, Lord Mackay of Clashfern and Lord Falconer of Thoroton – as part of our inquiry into judicial appointments. While we were waiting for them to enter the room, I wondered aloud as to the collective noun for former Lord Chancellors. One colleague offered ‘a concordat’. During the meeting, there were some notable disagreements between the witnesses, especially between Jack Straw and Lord Falconer as to the role of Parliament in the process of appointing members of the Supreme Court. (Jack Straw saw a central role for Parliament; Lord Falconer did not.) After they had left, we agreed that the one thing we could not describe them as was a concordat of former Lord Chancellors! We are still wondering what would be an appropriate term….