Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed the swift response to calls from MPs for a Digital Parliament during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Gwynne joined the campaign for a Digital Parliament last month co-signing a letter to the Clerk of the House of Commons alongside 150 other MPs from across the house.
Yesterday (Tuesday 14 April) the Speaker of the House confirmed that proposals to allow oral questions and statements at the beginning of each sitting to be done by video link will be considered by Parliament this week and could be in place next week, when MPs return.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I am delighted by the progress that has been made towards having a Digital Parliament when the Easter Recess has ended.
“It is really important that MPs are able to represent the constituents and their concerns in this difficult time when so many are facing uncertainty.
“A Digital Parliament allows MPs to do this, whilst keeping safe and minimising the risk of spreading this virus.”