Our celebration party on Monday went very well. It was an opportunity for me to thank the staff of the House and of the Hansard Society for all the help they gave in setting this blog up so successfully.
It was an enjoyable occasion even if we did stay very sober – no Lords a leaping! I did wonder if it would prove necessary to table a new clause to the Criminal Justice Bill – drunk in charge of a blog! But I couldn’t decide what the sentence should be!
I was delighted that the Speaker, the Rt Hon Helene Hayman came along to give her support and she had also allowed us to use the River Room for our event. For details of her role and of the River Room see:
I have already had one potential new recruit and I hope others will come forward after the Parliamentary question tomorrow.