Plans for digitisation of recorded footage of Parliament

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Tŷ'r Arglwyddi.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to enquire about the progress of the trial site for online access to archive footage of Parliament, and the aspiration to digitise all archived audio-visual coverage of proceedings. Both of these items were mentioned in the Twenty-ninth Report of the House of Commons Commission (http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...).

In paragraph 168 the report states:

"During 2007/08 it is planned to launch a trial site which would make archive footage available as an academic research tool with a view to the possible digitisation of all archived audio-visual coverage of proceedings in the longer term."

I would be grateful if you could ask the relevant department of the House to provide any meeting minutes, specifications or other documentation relating to:

1) The trial site mentioned in paragraph 168 above.
2) The digitisation of all archived audio-visual coverage of proceedings.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Etienne Pollard

House Of Lords Information Office, Tŷ'r Arglwyddi

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GREY, Frances, Tŷ'r Arglwyddi

Dear Mr.Pollard,

Thank you for your request.

I expect to be able to reply to your request tomorrow.

Frances Grey
Freedom of Information Officer
House of Lords

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FOI LORDS, Tŷ'r Arglwyddi

1 Atodiad

Thank you for your enquiry below. Your message quotes the Twenty-ninth
Report of the House of Commons Commission. In the House of Lords the only
relevant information we hold relates to work commissioned by the House of
Lords Information Committee. This is covered by Parliamentary privilege
and thus exempt from disclosure under section 34 of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A copy of a certificate signed by the Clerk of the
Parliaments is attached. Please let me know if you would like a hard copy
of the certificate.

You may like to be aware that the original proposal referred to in the
Report of the House of Commons Commission has been overtaken by the
participation of the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit in a major
collaborative JISC digitisation programme. More details of this
programme, including future plans in relation to parliamentary material,
can be found at:

[1]http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/pr...

Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides that any person
may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision whether, in any
specified respect, a request for information made by the complainant to a
public authority has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements
of Part I of the Act. In this context you should have regard to the fact
that under section 2(3) the exemption conferred by section 34 is an
absolute exemption and to the terms of section 34(3).

The Freedom of Information Act can be accessed at:
[2]http://www.opsi.gov.uk/Acts/acts2000/ukp...

Frances Grey

Freedom of Information Officer

House of Lords

020 7219 0100

Original request

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to enquire about the progress of the trial site for

online access to archive footage of Parliament, and the aspiration

to digitise all archived audio-visual coverage of proceedings. Both

of these items were mentioned in the Twenty-ninth Report of the

House of Commons Commission

([3]http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...).

In paragraph 168 the report states:

"During 2007/08 it is planned to launch a trial site which would

make archive footage available as an academic research tool with a

view to the possible digitisation of all archived audio-visual

coverage of proceedings in the longer term."

I would be grateful if you could ask the relevant department of the

House to provide any meeting minutes, specifications or other

documentation relating to:

1) The trial site mentioned in paragraph 168 above. 2) The

digitisation of all archived audio-visual coverage of proceedings.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

Etienne Pollard

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

References

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1. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/pr...
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/pr...
2. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/Acts/acts2000/ukp...
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/Acts/acts2000/ukp...
3. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa...