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Galleries (Conduct)

Volume 987: debated on Friday 27 June 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Ravensbourne (Mr. Hunt), Official Report, 23 June, column 22, on what basis the authorisation is given to representatives of the Press with authorised access to the Press Gallery; and whether such authorisation limits their reporting on the proceedings to their authorised Press interests only.

Seats in the Press Gallery are allocated to the various newspapers represented there, and are occupied by reporters nominated by the editors concerned.The use made by reporters of their material is entirely a matter for the editor of the newspaper.