Electronic mail at the despatch box
Jul 13 2012
Ministers in the House of Lords will be able to receive electronic messages from civil servants as they stand at the despatch box under new rules.
Peers were last year given the right to use handheld devices, such as iPads, in the chamber for a one-year trial period.
And the House has now agreed to make the trial permanent and further relax the rules to allow members and officials to send and receive messages and look up information relevant to the debate taking place at the time.
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