House of Lords first to invite public to submit views through YouTube

April 21st, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Facebook London, Apr.21 (ANI): The House of Lords committee has become the first parliamentary body to invite members of the public to submit their views through YouTube. The House of Lords Information Committee, which is responsible for raising awareness of the work of the upper chamber, has announced it will accept homemade video evidence as well as written submissions.

It hopes the move will encourage wider public participation with its current inquiry into how the House can use social media tools - including websites like Twitter and Facebook - to improve its communication with voters.

Lord Renton of Mount Harry, the committee chairman, has posted his own video on YouTube in an effort to encourage contributions, reports The Telegraph. (ANI)

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