§ Mr. Madden
asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the latest figure for journalists accredited to work within the House; how many are employed by newspapers; and how many are employed by broadcasting organisations.
§ Mr. Biffen
There are at present 301 journalists accredited to the Parliamentary Press Gallery to work within the House. Of these, 187 are employed directly by newspapers and 54 are employed by broadcasting organisations. The balance are employed by news agencies.