Latest News – MPs get to use laptops for now

posted on June 19th 2008 in Gov2.0 with 0 Comments

Steve Webb MP, writes about how he will be breaking new ground in the next few weeks by being allowed to use laptops in committee discussion on the Climate Change Bill.

Although the traditionalists will be turning in their graves – and
we’ve already been warned not to use our laptops for ‘other purposes’
during the committee – there is a chance that this could improve the
scrutiny. Just imagine that the Minister makes a statement and you can
quickly surf the net and find a statistic that disproves his argument –
mind you, if it works, the Government will probably find a reason to
ban it…

Isn’t it just shocking how using laptops in this type of meeting is not normal practice?

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