§ Sir C. Osborne
asked the Lord Privy Seal by whose authority £18,000 was spent televising the proceedings of the House of Lords; under what Vote it will be paid; and if he will give an assurance that he will not seek to initiate a similar experiment in the Commons during the lifetime of this Parliament.
§ Mr. Peart
The expenditure on this television experiment in the House of Lords was authorised by the Government. A token sum was allocated in the Class I, Vote I House of Lords Vote for 1967–68, and the full amount is shown in the Class I, Vote I House of Lords Vote for 1968–69. As previously indicated, no new initiative will be taken regarding the televising of proceedings in this House this Session; beyond this I will be guided by the wishes of hon. Members.