UK Prime Minister's question time heading to MSN Messenger

The UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is turning to MSN Messenger to take Prime Minister's Question Time online in a unique competition that will give ten members of the public the chance to put questions live to the PM.

The competition is launched today and alalows entrants to simply pose their question for the Prime Minister to have their chance to win.

On Tuesday 4th April, winners will hold live video conversations over MSN Messenger with the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street, the first time he has taken questions via live video over the internet.

However, you can't ask the Prime Minster about anything such as why your local city centre is filled with yobs or why he didn't fire Tessa Jowell. The questions have to be on either Africa or Climate change.

"Events like these will become commonplace as the Internet plays an increasingly important role in political debate", said Chris Ward, Commercial Director, MSN UK.