Early day motion 1155

PHOTOGRAPHY IN PUBLIC AREAS

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Total number of signatures: 245

Alexander, Danny Amess, David Ancram, Michael Anderson, David
Anderson, Janet Atkins, Charlotte Atkinson, Peter Austin, John
Bacon, Richard Baker, Norman Banks, Gordon Barrett, John
Barron, Kevin Bayley, Hugh Begg, Anne Beith, Alan
Benyon, Richard Bercow, John Berry, Roger Betts, Clive
Borrow, David S Bottomley, Peter Brady, Graham Brake, Tom
Breed, Colin Brooke, Annette Brown, Russell Browne, Jeremy
Bruce, Malcolm Burgon, Colin Burstow, Paul Burt, Lorely
Cable, Vincent Campbell, Gregory Campbell, Ronnie Carmichael, Alistair
Carswell, Douglas Challen, Colin Chaytor, David Clapham, Michael
Clark, Greg Clark, Katy Clelland, David Cohen, Harry
Connarty, Michael Corbyn, Jeremy Cousins, Jim Crabb, Stephen
Crausby, David Cruddas, Jon Cryer, Ann Cummings, John
Cunningham, Jim Curry, David Davey, Edward Davies, David TC
Davies, Philip Dean, Janet Devine, Jim Dismore, Andrew
Dobbin, Jim Dobson, Frank Dodds, Nigel Donohoe, Brian H
Dowd, Jim Drew, David Efford, Clive Etherington, Bill
Evans, Nigel Farron, Tim Featherstone, Lynne Field, Frank
Flynn, Paul Foster, Don Foster, Michael Jabez Francis, Hywel
Garnier, Edward George, Andrew Gerrard, Neil Gibson, Ian
Gidley, Sandra Gilroy, Linda Goldsworthy, Julia Gray, James
Grieve, Dominic Grogan, John Gummer, John Hall, Patrick
Hamilton, David Hamilton, Fabian Hancock, Mike Harvey, Nick
Hemming, John Henderson, Doug Hepburn, Stephen Heppell, John
Hermon, Lady Hesford, Stephen Heyes, David Hoey, Kate
Holmes, Paul Hood, Jim Hopkins, Kelvin Horwood, Martin
Hosie, Stewart Howarth, David Howell, John Hoyle, Lindsay
Hughes, Simon Huhne, Chris Humble, Joan Hunter, Mark
Iddon, Brian Illsley, Eric Jackson, Glenda James, Sian C
Jenkins, Brian Jones, Lynne Jones, Martyn Kawczynski, Daniel
Keeble, Sally Keen, Alan Keetch, Paul Kennedy, Charles
Key, Robert Kirkbride, Julie Kramer, Susan Kumar, Ashok
Lamb, Norman Lancaster, Mark Laws, David Laxton, Bob
Leech, John Lepper, David Levitt, Tom Linton, Martin
Lloyd, Tony Luff, Peter MacKay, Andrew Mackinlay, Andrew
MacNeil, Angus Malins, Humfrey Mallaber, Judy Mann, John
Marsden, Gordon Marshall-Andrews, Robert Martlew, Eric Mates, Michael
McCafferty, Chris McCrea, Dr William McDonnell, Alasdair McDonnell, John
McGrady, Eddie Meale, Alan Mercer, Patrick Miller, Andrew
Mitchell, Austin Moffat, Anne Moore, Michael Morgan, Julie
Morley, Elliot Mulholland, Greg Mullin, Chris Murphy, Denis
Naysmith, Doug Oaten, Mark Olner, Bill Opik, Lembit
Osborne, Sandra Ottaway, Richard Pelling, Andrew Penning, Mike
Pope, Greg Pound, Stephen Prentice, Gordon Price, Adam
Pritchard, Mark Pugh, John Purchase, Ken Reed, Andy
Reid, Alan Rennie, Willie Riordan, Linda Robertson, Angus
Robertson, John Robertson, Laurence Robinson, Iris Rogerson, Dan
Russell, Bob Salmond, Alex Salter, Martin Sanders, Adrian
Sarwar, Mohammad Selous, Andrew Shapps, Grant Shepherd, Richard
Sheridan, Jim Simpson, Alan Soames, Nicholas Southworth, Helen
Spicer, Michael Spink, Bob Stewart, Ian Stoate, Howard
Strang, Gavin Stuart, Graham Stunell, Andrew Swayne, Desmond
Swinson, Jo Swire, Hugo Syms, Robert Taylor, David
Taylor, Ian Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Richard Teather, Sarah
Thornberry, Emily Todd, Mark Vaizey, Edward Vaz, Keith
Viggers, Peter Vis, Rudi Walker, Charles Wallace, Ben
Walley, Joan Walter, Robert Waltho, Lynda Wareing, Robert N
Webb, Steve Weir, Mike Whittingdale, John Widdecombe, Ann
Willetts, David Williams, Betty Williams, Mark Williams, Roger
Williams, Stephen Willis, Phil Willott, Jenny Wilshire, David
Wilson, Sammy Winterton, Ann Wood, Mike Roy Wright, Tony
Younger-Ross, Richard

That this House is concerned to encourage the spread and enjoyment of photography as the most genuine and accessible people's art; deplores the apparent increase in the number of reported incidents in which the police, police community support officers (PCSOs) or wardens attempt to stop street photography and order the deletion of photographs or the confiscation of cards, cameras or film on various specious ground such as claims that some public buildings are strategic or sensitive, that children and adults can only be photographed with their written permission, that photographs of police and PCSOs are illegal, or that photographs may be used by terrorists; points out that photography in public places and streets is not only enjoyable but perfectly legal; regrets all such efforts to stop, discourage or inhibit amateur photographers taking pictures in public places, many of which are in any case festooned with closed circuit television cameras; and urges the Home Office and the Association of Chief Police Officers to agree on a photography code for the information of officers on the ground, setting out the public's right to photograph public places thus allowing photographers to enjoy their hobby without officious interference or unjustified suspicion.