Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons

Session 2003-04   No. 3   18 March 2004


INQUIRY: CONNECTING PARLIAMENT WITH THE PUBLIC

PUBLIC EVIDENCE SESSION: WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH 2004

COMMITTEE ROOM 17, 4.05pm

The Committee is currently undertaking an inquiry into Connecting Parliament with the Public. The inquiry is considering issues such as the provision of information for the public via the internet and other media, Parliament's work with schools, access to the Palace of Westminster, MPs' communication with constituents and the accessibility of Parliamentary publications.

As part of this inquiry the Committee will be hearing public oral evidence from the following:

at approximately 4.05pm: Carol Devon, Director of Access and Information and Rosemary Everett, Head of Participation Services, Officials from the Scottish Parliament;

at approximately 4.35pm: Members and Officers from the Greater London Assembly; and

at approximately 5.10pm: Professor Stephen Coleman, visiting Professor in e-Democracy at the Oxford Internet Institute

The meeting will take place in public in the Palace of Westminster (access: St Stephen's Entrance, opposite the back of Westminster Abbey).  The Committee Office recorded information line (020 7219 2033) provides details of select and standing committee meetings being held within the next two days.

The Committee previously heard public evidence for this inquiry on Wednesday 25 February from Elinor Goodman, Political Editor, Channel 4 News, Peter Riddell, The Times, George Pascoe-Watson, The Sun and  Michael White, Political Editor, The Guardian.  The transcript of evidence is available on these pages