Television broadcasts

1964
A select committee recommends a trial period of televising Parliament.

1968
The Lords conducts a three-day experiment with television but does not pursue it.

1972
MPs debate, and vote against, televising proceedings.

1983
Peers vote in favour of another television experiment.

1985
Proceedings in the Lords televised experimentally for the first time.

1988
MPs back a six-month experiment with cameras in the Commons Chamber.

1989
Commons proceedings televised for the first time.

1990
MPs agree to make the experiment permanent.

Glossary link

Related information