With no man left behind the times, the Work and Pensions Select Committee are moving to ‘paperless working’. The pen-pushers are instructing members to get in touch with Parliament’s IT department for a free iPad — on the taxpayer, naturally.
In theory, money will be saved on printing costs, though conscious of those members of the committee not quite prepared for modernity ‘alternative arrangements can be made if you do not wish to move to paperless working’, an email tells Committee members. The alternative presumably being printing stuff out, as per usual, thus rendering the whole operation nothing more than a nice spin job.
Mr Steerpike’s eyes and ears say Glenda Jackson was the only Member to show a Touch of Class and turn down the chance of a freebie tablet.Tags: Glenda Jackson, gossip, IPad, UK politics