Electronic mail at the despatch box

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The use of electronic devices such as iPads in the House of Lords helps ministers access 'direct and accurate information', Lord Sewell said // The use of electronic devices such as iPads in the House of Lords helps ministers access 'direct and accurate information', Lord Sewell said
The use of electronic devices such as iPads in the House of Lords helps ministers access 'direct and accurate information', Lord Sewell said
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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