HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 c53
46. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Lord President of the Council what consideration is being given to proposals for televising the Opening of Parliament and speeches in the House of Commons on that day; and what arrangements are being made to do so in colour.

Mr. Crossman

It is not considered that the introduction of colour television justifies departing from the convention that the Opening is televised only at the beginning of the first session of a new Parliament.

Mr. Woodburn

As the other place was televised so that people have an idea of what it looks like inside, would it not be desirable for this part of the building to be televised so that people have an idea of the ceremonies which take place in this House?

Mr. Crossman

As Leader of the House, I must observe the views and decisions of the House.