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Committee to explore how technology can benefit democracy

9 March 2020

The Select Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies will hear from experts on how Government and Parliament can better use technology to achieve their aims, and how technology can enhance democracy.


Tuesday 10 March in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Peter Baeck, NESTA
  • Dr Alan Renwick, UCL
  • Prof Crisitna Leston-Bandeira, University of Leeds
  • Joe Mitchell, Democracy Club

At 11.30am

  • Rebecca Rumbul, mySociety
  • Tim Hughes, Involve
  • Prof Graham Smith, University of Westminster

Possible areas for discussion

  • How effective have Parliament and government been at all levels been in using technology to facilitate democracy? Which institutions in the UK are doing it well and which are doing it badly?
  • What international examples of technology being used to facilitate democracy should the UK be seeking to learn from? How could their lessons be best and most quickly implemented in the UK?
  • To what extent is a lack of funding a limitation on the civic technology sector? What could Government do to help ensure the sector is sustainable in the long term?

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