Measures to allow news cameras in courts will be introduced over the course of the next Parliament.
It was confirmed this morning in the Queen’s Speech that measures will be introduced in the Crime and Courts Bill to overturn the ban on filming in courts in England and Wales.
It is expected that broadcasters will be limited to filming judges’ comments – rather than evidence from witnesses.
BBC, ITN and Sky News – who have all campaigned for this reform – issued the following joint statement: ‘Following years of campaigning, we welcome this historic reform that marks an important step for democracy and open justice.
‘The presence of cameras in our courtrooms will lead to greater public engagement and understanding of our legal system. We look forward to working closely with the judiciary and the Government to ensure that justice will now truly be seen to be done.”