Lord Lexden presides at Carlton Club history evening

On 1 November members of the Carlton Club joined representatives of the Peel Society to mark the 180th anniversary of the foundation of the Club by Sir Robert Peel, who became Conservative leader two years later, and others.

Lord Lexden provides advice to improve government correspondence

Because of his extensive experience as an editor who always insisted on clear plain English, Lord Lexden was asked in July by Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to help ensure that his department handles the correspondence it receives effectively and provides replies of a good standard.