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Broadcasting Parliament - key dates

November 14, 1922 - First news bulletin read from Marconi House at 6pm and 9pm

April 25, 1928 - First budget broadcast (by Winston Churchill, the Chancellor of the Exchequer)

February 23, 1950 - First televised report of general election results

October 26, 1950 - First radio and television broadcasts from the House of Commons on the opening of the rebuilt Commons Chamber

October 7, 1954 - First television coverage of a Party Conference (Conservatives at Blackpool)

June 9, 1975 - Beginning of experimental radio broadcasts from Parliament

April 3, 1978 - Start of regular radio broadcasts from Parliament

January 23, 1985 - Start of televising of House of Lords (at first on an experimental basis for six months)

May 12, 1986 - Televising of proceedings in the House of Lords is authorised to continue indefinitely

November 2, 1989 - Televising of the House of Commons begins on an experimental basis

July 19, 1990 - Televising of proceedings in the House of Commons is authorised to continue indefinitely

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