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The continuing decline of parliamentary snail mail

As regular readers will know, each year I table a parliamentary question asking how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in the previous year (and, of these, what proportion was received in the House of Lords).  … Continue reading

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The difficult correspondence

I have commented on the number of letters received in the Palace of Westminster, but I have not discussed the nature of some of the correspondence we receive.  There is a problem not only in coping with the sheer volume, … Continue reading

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A surprising name…

I have previously drawn attention to the various names by which I have been addressed in correspondence, some more inventive than others.  One morning recently, I received letters addressed to His Excellency Lord Norton of Louth (fine by me!), L … Continue reading

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A split personality?

No sooner had I written a post about the mail I receive with unusual renderings of my name than I get a letter addressed to ‘Lord Norton, Professor Philip Norton MP’. It is possible for someone who has been in … Continue reading

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E-mailing MPs

Last week, I circulated details to MPs of the next meeting of the all-party group on the constitution.  As soon as I had e-mailed the notice, I waited for my in-box to be inundated with automatic responses.  Rather than deleting … Continue reading

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Constituency work

The constituency work of MPs has increased enormously decade by decade over the past half-century.  That is clear from the reported experience of MPs and of various surveys.  However, getting hard data is not always easy, especially on the different … Continue reading

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The odd letter

Mail continues to be delivered to the Palace of Westminster.  As one MP once said to me, ‘MPs may take holidays, but letter writers don’t’.   MPs elected on 6 May will arrive in Westminster to find a large volume of … Continue reading

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