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House of Commons Commission

Volume 580: debated on Thursday 8 May 2014

The hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—

Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy

4. What discussions the Commission has had on the provision of support for the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy. (903911)

The Commission discussed the work of the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy, including the provision of support, at its meeting on 20 January.

When you announced your Commission, Mr Speaker, you said that it would be

“unpredictable, potentially anarchic, and even quite fun.”

I welcome the news about the support that will be given, but will the hon. Gentleman assure me that it will not in any way restrain the unpredictability, anarchy and fun that are essential for a readable report?

I must tell the hon. Gentleman that I am not part of the process, so I am not sure what fun is to be had. The project is certainly important. It is moving forward and will make a substantial improvement to the way in which this place works.