Later in 2013 public hearings of evidence before select committees will be webcast live on this website. This will be part of a pilot to assess how this type of service could be delivered in the future. …
During the pilot, one select committee hearing will be webcast at a time. Webcasting will be able to occur only from certain select committee rooms, but committee rooms will continue to be allocated on the basis of committees’ needs; this will not involve any judgment about the newsworthiness of committee business. A committee intending to hear evidence in public and allocated a room with webcasting facilities will be able to choose whether those hearings are webcast.
I’m pleased to see this initiative. Select Committees are an important part of Parliament and this should allow more people to see what happens at them.
Hopefully eventually we’ll see all select committees available for viewing over the Internet, and also archived for future reference.