Radio broadcasts

1949
An inquiry by Sir William Beveridge advises that broadcasting proceedings would be harmful.

1950
Microphones installed in the rebuilt Commons Chamber.

1968
The Commons tries a private experiment with radio coverage.

1975
MPs back a month-long public radio experiment.

1976
MPs vote for radio broadcasting on a permanent basis.

1978
The first Commons and Lords debates are broadcast live on radio.

Also within Living Heritage

The Commons Chamber had to be rebuilt following destruction by incendiary bombs during the Second World War

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