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House of Lords: Social Media

The Senior Deputy Speaker written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Chair, International Relations and Defence Committee

To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are, if any, to add either 'International Relations' or 'Foreign Affairs' to the searchable list of topics on the Lords Digital Chamber, which currently includes: 'Business and Economy', 'Communities, Education and Families', 'Defence', 'Environment', 'Europe', 'Health', 'Home Affairs', 'Science and Technology', and 'Transport'.

Photo of Lord McFall of Alcluith Lord McFall of Alcluith Chair, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords), Chair, Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords), Chair, Liaison Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords), Chair, Procedure Committee (Lords), Chair, Committee of Selection (Lords), Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords), Chair, Sub-Committee on Leave of Absence, The Senior Deputy Speaker

The Lords Digital Chamber (lordsdigitalchamber.co.uk) brings together the social media activity of members of the House of Lords, political parties and groups in the Lords from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs. The topics pages currently use an algorithm to aggregate together commonly searched-for terms and phases associated with particular subject areas.

The House of Lords Communications team keeps the topics section under continual review and will investigate the potential for including these subjects in the Lords Digital Chamber.

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