I wish to request information on the number of journalists currently accredited to the Parliamentary Press Gallery in the last 2 years, as well as any policies currently held regarding the usage of social media by journalists accredited to the Press Gallery.
There are currently 412 media passes on issue. Details regarding when those passes were issued are not held by the House of Commons.
You also asked about any policies currently held regarding usage of social media by those accredited journalists.
There is currently no policy in relation to use of social media by journalists with media passes. However it may help you to know that media personnel who wish to film or photograph on the parliamentary estate must follow certain rules, regardless of the medium in which this work is subsequently distributed.