Monday, April 26, 2004
A day out
A glorious day for a trip to London. The Assembly's Panel of Chairs went to Westminister to meet with the Welsh Affairs Select Committee. Tea on the terrace, lunch, a useful meeting and then a soft drink in the Speakers' Rooms. I am in awe at the grandeur of the Speakers' residence. It has really underlined for me the difference between our Assembly in a converted office block and a real Parliament. Still, if we tried to reproduce such splendour for the Presiding Officer in Wales there would be a public outcry and quite right too. It would cost a fortune.