In brief: Nolan fronts Lovell/Guardian awards

Sleaze inquiry chair Lord Nolan attended the Lovell White Durrant/Guardian International Awards for Students prize-giving ceremony at the Savoy Hotel on Friday 10 March. Winner of the u5,000 first prize for her essay on parliamentary lobbying was London University law student Anne Outram-Halstead. Commenting on his inquiry into standards in public life, Lord Nolan said he was struck by the depth of public concern about the issue. “I believe we must respond to the sheer scale of public concern.”