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House of Commons: Broadcasting Programmes

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 3rd March 2016.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what the Commission's policy is on the use of House broadcast footage in programmes of a satirical nature.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Members decided not to allow televised coverage of the House for satirical purposes as part of the broadcasting arrangements which came into place in 1989. This followed recommendations made by the Select Committee on Televising of Proceedings of the House (First Report 1988–89, HC 141-I, para 50).

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