Broadcasting of court proceedings
Broadcasting of some court proceedings has moved a step forward, following approval of plans to allow filming of the legal arguments and the final judgments in criminal and civil cases in the Court of Appeal.
Subject to the approval of the House of Lords, the Government hopes that this will start at the end of October 2013.
The government plans to permit filming to allow the broadcast of sentencing remarks in the Crown Court. However victims, witnesses, offenders and jurors will continue to be protected, and will not be part of broadcasts. The date for the launch of this has not yet been announced.
This will, of course, supplement the broadcasting of cases in the Supreme Court which is already available.