§ Mr. English
asked the Lord President of the Council who authorised the broadcasting and photography on 4th February of a Press conference held by a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party in a House of Commons Committee Room; and whether such authorisation was given by or under the authority of the House of Commons (Services) Committee.
§ Mr. Edward Short
The Serjeant at Arms' Office gave permission for an ITN cameraman to take photographs in Room 14 when it was empty. No application was received to take pictures of the proceedings in that room, and if one had been received it would have been turned down because it contravenes the regulations for photography agreed by the Services Committee.