HC Deb 12 December 1983 vol 50 c347W
Mr. Moate

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is able to make any estimate of the cost of introducing the televising of parliamentary proceedings and of the numbers of people who would be involved, including estimates available to him from the broadcasting authorities.

Mr. Biffen

It is not possible to make any realistic estimate, either with regard to costs or staffing, without making assumptions about the form of any such broadcasts.