Thursday, 4 October 2007

Time and a half

One of the casualties of spending three weeks by the English seaside is that I haven't always been able to get my daily diet of S4C2, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Welsh Assembly's proceedings.

Fortunately, colleagues have been keeping me up to date. Apparently, on Tuesday AMs did not finish their "plenary" session until past 5.40pm - unlike Westminster, the Assembly has prided itself on family-friendly hours.

That explains this extract from the Assembly's official record of proceedings:

"Lorraine Barrett: Deputy First Minister, I said to you earlier that I have to leave—the statement has run on much longer than I expected, and my three-year-old granddaughter is waiting to be picked up."

And here's an extract from the Assembly's unofficial record of proceedings (Facebook):

"Jenny is in plenary."

Good to know those laptops on the politicians' desks are being put to good use, isn't it?


Peter Black said...

I think the odds of Jenny having updated her own Facebook profile are slim.

Christopher Glamorgan said...

Let me see.. I'm attending plenary today and these sessions are pretty well organised and run smoothly... yes, I will babysit my grandchild so that you can go out to work. Not as if I'm a Minister or have anything better to do - priceless! :)

Anonymous said...

Part of the problem we have is part time AMs who need to be pensioned off.
Family friendly is great, but actually so is devoting enough time to run the country