Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy

Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 8th May 2014.

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Photo of Jeremy Lefroy Jeremy Lefroy Conservative, Stafford 9:30 am, 8th May 2014

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

Photo of Frank Doran Frank Doran Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art, Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art

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

Photo of Jeremy Lefroy Jeremy Lefroy Conservative, Stafford

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.

Photo of Frank Doran Frank Doran Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art, Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art

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.