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PHOTOGRAPHY IN PUBLIC AREAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1155: tabled on 11 March 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 249 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2008
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Staffordshire Moorlands
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2008
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Erith and Thamesmead
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
South Norfolk
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2008
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2008
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2008
Edinburgh West
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2008
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2008
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2008
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
South Ribble
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2008
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2008
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2008
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2008
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Harwich
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Tunbridge Wells
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2008
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2008
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
Dagenham
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Coventry South
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2008
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2008
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 April 2008
Belfast North
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2008
Central Ayrshire
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Aberavon
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2008
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2008
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2008
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2008
Romsey
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Plymouth, Sutton
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2008
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2008
Beaconsfield
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2008
Suffolk Coastal
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2008
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2008
Jarrow
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2008
Nottingham East
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2008
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2008
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 March 2008
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Cambridge
John Howell,
Signed on 6 November 2008
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2008
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2008
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2008
Clwyd South
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2008
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2008
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2008
Richmond Park
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2008
North East Milton Keynes
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2008
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2008
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2008
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2008
Manchester Central
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Bracknell
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Thurrock
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
Woking
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Amber Valley
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2008
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Carlisle
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2008
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 March 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 July 2008
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2008
Newark
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
East Lothian
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Cardiff North
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Scunthorpe
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2008
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2008
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2008
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2008
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 October 2008
Croydon South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 6 October 2008
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2008
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 July 2008
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2008
The Wrekin
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2008
Southport
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Wolverhampton North East
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Loughborough
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2008
Glasgow North West
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2008
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2008
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2008
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 March 2008
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2008
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Glasgow Central
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2008
South West Bedfordshire
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 2008
Welwyn Hatfield
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 October 2008
Aldridge-Brownhills
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Nottingham South
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2008
Mid Sussex
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Warrington South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2008
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2008
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Edinburgh East
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2008
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2008
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
New Forest West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2008
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2008
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2008
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2008
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 21 April 2008
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2008
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Islington South and Finsbury
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
South Derbyshire
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2008
Wantage
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2008
Leicester East
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2008
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2008
Broxbourne
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2008
Lancaster and Wyre
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 2008
North Dorset
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 12 March 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2008
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2008
Angus
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2008
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 2008
Maidstone and The Weald
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 October 2008
Havant
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2008
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2008
Congleton
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Batley and Spen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Cannock Chase
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2008
Teignbridge