MPs to be allowed their iPads at Despatch Box
Sunday 03 July 2011
Ministers will be able to use an iPad at the Despatch Box instead of a ministerial red folder, under plans to be backed by MPs this week.
Tablet computers and smartphones will be allowed on the green benches to replace speaking notes "in a way that does not impair decorum". It follows a recommendation by the procedure committee, which oversees how the Commons works. But MPs are behind the times – the House of Lords has allowed iPads since February.
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