David Cameron, Leader of the Opposition, has proposed that the public should be able to trigger Debates in Parliament through public petitions, such as that on the current 10 Downing Street website. More information available below:
If they were for certain questions with some provisos attached , perhaps they could be made to work, and remind MPs and Ministers that they are accountable to the voters.
And I don't mean anything like the 'How many Ferrero Rocher were consumed at official parties etc'..., but concerns of the public on unnecessary spurious expense claims, and the like would , and should, be accountable and the reasons explained to the voters - and whether we accept them or not is another matter entirely.
... of course the problem there would be how to avoid really pointless issues being discussed simply because the public found the whole idea of MPs talking rubbish funny and wanted to make sure it got enough votes.
Could be a bit of a laugh were it not for the fact that MPs talk a lot of rubbish anyway which few listen to.