MPs back plans for 'more flattering' TV cameras in House of Commons
MPs of the House of Commons have backed a plan to set up new cameras which will capture them at more flattering angles.
Filming is currently limited to eight cameras in fixed, high positions - which are revealing a wealth of bald spots and baggy eyes that MPs are keen to hide.
There have been complaints that the angles ruin the MPs' appearances - and now a committee has approved requests to change the cameras, the Daily Mail reported.
The Commons Administration Committee has now given the green light for two lower-level remote-controlled cameras to be installed.
One will be behind the Speaker's chair and two will be position on the officials' box next to it, according to the Sun.
It follows a trial during a sitting of the Youth Parliament in November.
TV executives from Sky, BBC and ITV had urged MPs to change the rules, the newspaper said.
Peter Knowles, editor of BBC Parliament, told the committee last year that the "angles are incredibly unflattering to the front benches."
ITV said that the existing shot mitigates against being able to convey the intimacy of the Chamber, and in particular disadvantages those speaking from the front bench.