A virtual parliament?


The Hansard Society and the Constitution Unit at University College London has identifed a range of time-limited adaptations that Parliament might make to its procedures and practices to facilitate virtual working during the Coronavirus crisis.

They put forward three principles that should shape decision-making during this period: Parliament should operate virtually as far as possible during the crisis; it should prioritise the most essential aspects of scrutiny rather than attempt ‘business as usual’; and decision-making should be inclusive and transparent, with any procedural changes subject to ongoing review and strictly time-limited for the duration of this crisis.

You can read the proposal on the Hansard Society website