Vicky Pryce advises House of Lords just weeks after release from jail
Vicky Pryce said she was "feeling just fine" as she arrived at Parliament to step up efforts to rehabilitate her reputation today after being convicted for swapping speeding points with ex-husband Chris Huhne.
The electronic tag she is still obliged to wear after being released from prison two months into an eight-month sentence for perverting the course of justice was not visible beneath her outfit.
Ms Pryce, the former head of the government economic service, was at Westminster to give evidence to a House of Lords committee inquiry into the eurozone crisis.
Greek-born Ms Pryce, who had a high-flying career as an economist and was a regular pundit on television before her disgrace, chatted with fellow witnesses as she prepared for the grilling.
"I'm feeling just fine, thank you very much," she said when asked how it felt to be back in Parliament.
Ms Pryce announced on her release that she would publish a book on her experiences titled Prisonomics.
By contrast, Mr Huhne - who resigned from the Cabinet and as a Liberal Democrat MP after pleading guilty to the same offence - has kept a low profile since leaving jail.
There was no mention of her prison experiences at the start of the hearing of the cross-party sub-committee on economic and financial affairs - where Ms Pryce said she could not see an immediate end to the crisis afflicting the single currency.
Structural reforms would take "far too long", she said, advocating "decisive action" to tackle debt levels and a stimulus package including the European Central Bank being allowed to buy bonds.
There would be "no end to the crisis" unless those two things were done, she warned.