Select Committee on Procedure Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter from the Hansard Society to the Chairman of the Committee

  The Hansard Society Commission on Parliamentary Scrutiny considered oral and written questions and made a number of recommendations in its final report, The Challenge for Parliament; Making Government Accountable. I understand that a copy of the report has recently been sent to every Member of Parliament. The Commission did not consider the subject of electronic tabling of questions but looked at other possible reforms to system of questions.

  My colleague Dr Stephen Coleman, who is an expert on the use for democracy of the new electronic media has been investigating the question of electronic tabling of questions and motions and will complete and submit an additional short piece of evidence on this.

7 December 2001

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