MPs to debate the Digital Democracy Commission’s Report

26 February 2015

Commissioner Meg Hillier MP has been granted a debate in the House Commons on Tuesday 10 March to discuss the Digital Democracy Commission Report.

Background

It is exactly a month since the Digital Democracy Commission launched its Report. We were really pleased with the positive feedback from the public and Members of Parliament. Thank you to all those who have taken the time read our Report and those who attended the various launch events.

Since then, we have been working behind the scenes to encourage Parliament to take forward recommendations.

Debate in the House of Commons

We are now delighted announce that our Commissioner, Meg Hillier MP has secured a debate via the backbench business committee in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 10 March, 9.30 to 11am.

This debate is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of the Digital Democracy Commission’s recommendations amongst MPs whose support is vital to their implementation. At the end of the debate the Government will respond. 

How you can get involved

Watch the debate

Attend: The public are welcome to attend Parliament to watch the debate. Places are limited and visitors are admitted on a first come, first served basis. Please let us know if you plan to attend to help us gauge numbers by emailing [email protected]

Watch online: the debate will be live streamed on Parliament TV.

Tweet the debate

Anyone watching is encouraged to tweet and comment on the debate using #DigitalDemocracy

Following one of the report's recommendations, special permission has been granted for members of the public to use their mobile devices in Westminster Hall to report the debate live via social media.

Take part in a live Twitter Q&A with Meg Hillier MP

After the debate, Meg Hillier MP (@Meg_HillierMP) will hold a Twitter Q&A on any aspect of the debate from 11.30 to 12 noon. Tweet your question from 11.30am on the day of the debate using #DigitalDemocracy

Tell your MP

The support of MPs is crucial for our recommendations to be taken forward. Please help us by contacting your local MP encouraging them to attend the debate and telling them why it’s important to you.

Inform the debate

Answer our very quick survey (just one click required). We want to know which out of our five key targets you think Parliament should prioritise and concentrate on first.

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