The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association sent a questionnaire to Parliaments and Legislatures and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association sent a similar questionnaire to broadcasting organizations. The aim of the survey has been to gather information covering both radio and television in order to find out how countries in the Commonwealth report the work of their Parliaments, for how long and whether live or in recorded form. The results of the CPA survey may be found on pages 20 to 224.
Mary Raine, formerly Editor, Radio News Features, BBC World Service authored the study which follows on pages one to 16. Research was also conducted by Robyn Bresnahan, formerly Media Executive, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, and now with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.