Tag Archive for parliamentary correspondence

Continuing decline of snail mail

Lord Norton

The volume of correspondence received in the Palace of Westminster continues to decline.  Each year, I table a question to find out how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in the previous year.  I have just received the figures for 2013.  Last year, 2,490,256 items were received, excluding parcels, courier…

The demise of snail mail

Lord Norton

I have previously written about the decline in the volume of letters received in the Palace of Westminster.  At the beginning of each year, I put down a question to find out how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace in the preceding year.  I have now received the figure for 2012.  The…

Lobbying the Lords

Lord Norton

One of the comments in response to Baroness Murphy’s post touches upon the extent to which people are now encouraged to lobby members of the House of Lords.  In this, there is nothing new.  One survey conducted in 1986 of charities, consumer groups, unions and other organised interests found that 70% had approached peers for the…

Snail mail to e-mail

Lord Norton

I am spending the week commuting between the annual conference of the Political Studies Association (PSA), which this year is being held in London, and the Lords.   This morning I was at the conference speaking, at rather short notice, on the English Question and the coalition.   The purpose of this post, though, is to focus…