§ Mr. Willam Hamling
asked the Lord President of the Council what arrangements have been made for Members to see and hear the experimental televising and broadcasting of the House of Lords.
§ Mr. Crossman
The television experiment in the House of Lords is taking220W place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 6th, 7th and 8th of February. During these days the debates in the House of Lords will be televised live, and arrangements have been made for television screens to be installed in the Westminster Hall Committee Room, so that Members and Officers of the House may watch it. The programme will start at 2.30 p.m. on each of these days and last until the House of Lords rises.
During the following week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 13th, 14th and 15th of February, an edited television programme by both the B.B.C. and I.T.V. will be shown, also in Westminster Hall Committee Room. Each programme will last a maximum of 55 minutes and will be shown at 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m., the B.B.C. and I.T.V. programmes alternating.
There will not be a separate radio programme during the first week as the sound will be exactly the same as that on television. During the second week, however, an edited sound programme lasting about 35 minutes will be broadcast in Committee Room 5. This will start at 4 p.m. and will be repeated continuously until 8 p.m. This programme also will be available only to Members and Officers of the House.