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RIGHTS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 371: tabled on 07 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 79 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 views with concern the rash of incidents of photographers, both amateur and professional, being stopped by over-officious police constables and police community support officers (PCSOs) from taking photographs of St Paul's Cathedral, fish and chip shops in Chatham, the Houses of Parliament, the Millennium Bridge, Christmas lights in Burgess Hill, strategic buildings in Hull and other public places, all under the provisions in anti-terrorist legislation against eliciting information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism; considers that it ill becomes a state which trains more cameras on its people than any other on the globe to harass its citizens when they use theirs; commends the view of Lord Carlisle that the police should show common sense; and urges the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Association of Police Officers to inform the police and PCSOs that photography is a right as well as an enjoyable pastime for both tourists and a large section of the population and to educate constables and PCSOs on the rights of photographers in their training so that they can recognise that the joy photography and happy snapping brings to citizens and tourists alike should not be inhibited.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
City of York
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Ribble Valley
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 4 March 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Midlothian
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Battersea
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Penrith and The Border
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 January 2010
South Down
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Scunthorpe
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Ealing North
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2010
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Rochdale
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Glasgow Central
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
Mid Sussex
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Congleton

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.