House of Commons Media Relations Team

The House of Commons Media Relations Team handles journalist queries regarding Chamber business and procedure and also corporate issues related to the House of Commons. The Media Relations Team also handle commercial filming requests for the House of Commons.

Contact the House of Commons Media Relations Team

Opening hours

Bona fide members of the media can email the House of Commons Media Relations Team or call the enquiries line on 0207 219 0969. The enquiry line is staffed from 9am until 6pm Monday to Friday.

For URGENT enquiries relating to a breaking news story or the next day’s news coverage, the out-of-hours service can be contacted on 0207 219 7395. Please leave a message detailing the nature of the enquiry and contact details and if urgent the on call media officer will call you back. Alternatively, the on call media officer can be reached via email, or on 0791 748 8693.

House of Commons Select Committee Enquiries

For enquiries concerning House of Commons Select Committees please contact the relevant Select Committee.

MP Pay, Expenses and Pensions

Media enquiries regarding MPs’ expenses, pay and pensions should be referred to The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) on 020 7811 6488.

Members of the Public

Members of the public should call 020 7219 4272 to speak to the House of Commons Enquiry Service.

Photography

The House of Commons has a wide range of photographic material available. If you wish to request or enquire about permission to use our images; to help assess your requirements, please complete this Image request form and send it to the House of Commons Photography Service.

We will respond to all enquiries within 3-5 working days of receipt of the relevant completed form. We request a minimum of two weeks notice for all image requests. If you have any further questions please call on 020 7219 0898. Images are covered by Parliamentary Copyright.

Commercial Filming

Parliament is proud to support a number of commercial filming projects which help to offset the costs of running Parliament and offer new ways to bring our iconic buildings to a wider audience. All requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and seek to balance access for cameras with the need to minimise disruption to Parliament’s core work.

For location filming requests in the House of Commons, please contact the Media Relations Team by email.

Stock footage is available to purchase of the following locations. Click on the location to preview samples of the footage available:

- House of Commons Chamber
- Members’ Lobby
- St. Stephen’s Hall
- Westminster Hall
- Central Lobby
- Portcullis House
- New Palace Yard

To apply for a licence to use the stock footage, please download an application form and return it to the Media Relations Team by email.