HC Deb 10 June 1999 vol 332 c394W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Chairman of the Information Committee if his Committee will investigate the feasibility of allowing hon. Members to submit electronically expenses claims and other standard forms to the House authorities. [86398]

Mr. Allan

The Department of Finance and Administration (the Fees Office and the Finance Office) are actively looking at a number of options, following the results of the Members' survey in January, for making services more accessible to Members, including the submission of claims electronically. There are a number of factors—costs, technical and security issues—to be considered and resolved before it can be established whether such an arrangement could be introduced.