At the reception held at the House of Lords last December to mark the 30th anniversary of my appointment as Professor of Government at the University of Hull, two of my closest friends, both former students of mine, spoke. Ken Batty announced that a group of my friends had got together to commission the painting of my portrait by the artist Alex Debenham. Sittings for the portrait were completed earlier this year. Last night, the portrait was unveiled by the Lord Speaker, Lord Fowler, at a reception at the Lords. Guests were as impressed as I was by the quality. I think the artist has done a superb job. All I have to decide now is where to put it on display.