That this House notes with concern the limited way in which new technology is used to involve members of the public in its work; notes that the use of technology in the recent American presidential campaign has significantly raised the bar; welcomes the proposals in the recent Orange Future of Politics report to improve the use of technology in the activities of this House, in hon. Members' interaction with their constituents and in engaging citizens with the process of government; and calls on all interested parties to use new technology, techniques and skills to help reverse the declining levels of public participation in the democratic process.
Early Day Motion brought by Labour AM Andrew Miller
What Labour say in private
We had a splendid, well-informed pep talk on the use of hi-tech communications by MPs. The advice was don’t blog or use twitter. Blogs provides hostages to fortune and tweeting is for idiots.
Who said New Labour's control freakness was dead?