Iain Dale has drawn attention to the Plain English Campaign which, as it says on its website, has invited “all MPs and their staff to send us their nominations for the best (clearest) and worst (most ridden with gobbledygook) documents that they have seen this year in Parliament.”
Why, one wonders, have they not written to peers? We see some splendid examples of poorly written official documents and have to spend time trying to make sense of them. The more that Bills and secondary legislation can be written in plain English, the better. I like to think that we have achieved some successes in this area but there is still some way to go.