Thursday 28th September

Council of Ministers first meeting at the start of the new parliamentary session

How quickly the summer recess period has passed, whilst we are not sitting every week the general work goes on particularly at department level as well as with constituents. Suzie and I managed a two week break in South Africa. It’s now full steam ahead.

For those that doubt we do little during the summer recess let me please assure you that my diary has been relatively full but it does give time to pause and catch up on some of the things that have a tendency to get neglected. With weekly sittings and all that goes with that in terms of questions/legislation it also gives a break and enables officers to catch up as well.

 

An incredibly large agenda but ably handled by the Chief Minister enabling a short lunch break then into a Ministers and Officers workshop on Planning Review in the afternoon.