House of Commons Media Service

The House of Commons Media Service handles journalist queries regarding Chamber business and procedure and also corporate issues related to the House of Commons.

Contact the House of Commons Media Service

Opening hours

Bona fide members of the media can email the House of Commons Media Service or call the enquiries line on 020 7219 0969. The enquiry line is staffed from 9.00am until 5pm Monday to Friday.

For URGENT enquiries relating to a breaking news story or the next day’s news coverage, the out-of-hours service can be contacted on 020 7219 7395. Please leave a message detailing the nature of the enquiry and contact details and if urgent the on call media officer will call you back.

House of Commons Select Committee Enquiries

For enquiries concerning House of Commons Select Committees please contact the relevant Select Committee.

MP Pay, Expenses and Pensions

Media enquiries regarding MPs’ expenses, pay and pensions should be referred to The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) on 020 7811 6488.

Members of the Public

Members of the public should call 020 7219 4272 to speak to the House of Commons Enquiry Service.


The House of Commons has a wide range of photographic material available. If you wish to request or enquire about permission to use our images; to help assess your requirements, please complete this Image request form and send it to the House of Commons Photography Service.

We will respond to all enquiries within 3-5 working days of receipt of the relevant completed form. We request a minimum of two weeks notice for all image requests. If you have any further questions please call on 020 7219 0898. Images are covered by Parliamentary Copyright.