Virtual Proceedings

(asked on 29th January 2021) - View Source

Question to the Leader of the House:

To ask the Leader of the House, whether he plans to (a) make an assessment of the effect on the climate of and (b) estimate the savings accruing to the public purse from virtual participation in proceedings by Members of Parliament.


Answered by
Jacob Rees-Mogg Portrait
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
This question was answered on 3rd February 2021

No. The Government firmly believes that our constituents are best served when Parliament meets physically to the fullest extent possible. The cost associated with virtual participation is not a matter for the Government but one for the House.

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2. Guidance on virtual proceedings from the Procedure Committee: Issue 1, 16 April 2020
16/04/2020 - Inquiry: Guidance on virtual proceedings from the Procedure Committee: Issue 1, 16 April 2020 - Procedure Committee (Lords)
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04/05/2020 - Inquiry: Guidance on virtual proceedings from the Procedure Committee: Issue 2, 30 April 2020 - Procedure Committee (Lords)
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