Palace of Westminster (Closed Circuit Television)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15 May 1962.

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Photo of Lord John Hope Lord John Hope , Edinburgh Pentlands 12:00, 15 May 1962

The standard equipment, which was all that was available for the experiment, had defects which could be corrected in equipment designed for the purpose, so as to give a clearer and bolder message free from hum and flicker on suitably designed screens. The existing annunciator system must be renewed or replaced in a year or two and closed circuit television will mean a saving of about £3,000 in capital cost and perhaps a further £1,500 a year in running costs. I would propose, therefore, to follow up with manufactures the question of specially designed equipment.