Sir: I would like to join in the congratulations to you for organising the conference on economic recovery. The standard of debate was high, and based on practical experience. By contrast, it became clearer how much we suffer from a House of Commons dominated by a hermetic struggle between dead ideologies.
You have helped to fill a big gap in our national political life, and I hope you will consider making this an annual event.
House of Lords
The writer is Liberal-Democrat spokesman in the House of Lords on social security.