During the coronavirus crisis, many Members of Parliament (MPs) need to support their local communities and thus are unable to be present at important notices at Parliament. But thanks to technology, those MPs can take up their role and scrutinise government remotely.
The UK’s House of Commons decided that MPs can question ministers via Zoom. While only about 50 MPs can be present in the chamber adhering to social distancing rules, up to 120 MPs can take part in proceedings virtually. This is considered as an achievable first step towards a virtual Parliament.
To find out more about the House of Commons’ initiative, please follow this link.