I've had a reply from Lord Ashdown regarding my letter about the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill. I'm not sure whether to take this as a form letter from someone who didn't read the original, or as a brief letter from a busy man. I'd like to think the latter. I'm inclined to think the former.
Thank you very much for your letter of the 25th February 2006.
I am grateful to you for writing to me with your views. I read these with much interest and I will take your views into consideration when matters come before the House of Lords.