Tag Archives: Parliamentary University Group

Inside and outside the chamber

A great deal of parliamentary work takes place away from the chamber.  My regular activity tends to be committee focused.  Chamber activity tends to vary depending on the business.  Subjects that fall within my areas of interest can be rather … Continue reading

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Highlights of the week

I am conscious I have not posted anything recently.  It has been a busy week.  Among the highlights were: * Attending the Speaker’s Lecture on Monday, when John Redwood MP spoke on ‘Parliament and economic policy’, arguing that Parliament was … Continue reading

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I know how to celebrate…

I celebrated my birthday on Tuesday and did so in style.  Well, in my style.  I spent the morning giving evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee as part of their inquiry into the future of the civil service.  You … Continue reading

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An active intake

A co-chair of the Parliamentary University Group, I hosted a reception last night for parliamentarians and Vice-Chancellors.  I was struck not only by the number of newly-elected MPs who attended but also by their enthusiasm.  The 2010 intake – on … Continue reading

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