Like most MPs spent recess time in electorate and doing portfolio stuff.
One of my RWC visits was to the stadium to get briefing on the training that has been put in place for the thousands of new staff that will be taken on next year for bar and catering operations. Getting specialist senior staff through the recently tightened Immigration Service maze is a real issue.
Chatted with a couple of young men who are just finishing chef’s modern apprenticeship. Talk about being employable.
But one thing that became clear is that there is a danger of being short of chicken and lamb if planning doesn’t improve. And decisions made now will make the difference.
So there are bonuses in the Rugby World cup even for roosters and rams.