HC Deb 21 October 2002 vol 391 cc80-1W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make a statement on the promotion of(a) e-democracy and (b) e-Government. [75240]

Mr. Alexander

To promote e-democracy and to further inform our policy thinking, we are currently running a wide-ranging public consultation. The consultation paper—In the Service of Democracy—was launched by my right hon. Friend the President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons on 16 July. The consultation is due to close on 31 October 2002.

To promote e-government we have developed ukonline.gov.uk, a portal for government services and information. It is indexed on popular search engines and other government department websites.

In addition we have created a platform for government services on Sky DiTV and we deliver some government services and information through interactive kiosks.