Touting, Hawking, Photographing, etc.

Part of Nottinghamshire County Council Bill [Lords] (By Order) – in the House of Commons at 9:15 pm on 13th February 1983.

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Photo of Mr Ian Mikardo Mr Ian Mikardo , Tower Hamlets Bethnal Green and Bow 9:15 pm, 13th February 1983

There is another aspect about which the subsection is unclear. I may add that I am in favour of the subsection and against the amendment. The subsection does not deal with films. I should have thought that if the Nottinghamshire miners wanted a record of their event, they would be more likely to make a film of it. Apparently a photographer only gets it in the neck if he takes still photographs. He is all right if he takes a moving picture. I refer hon. Members to the exemptions in subsection (8). We see there a specific reference to owner or publisher of a newspaper or periodical…supplying photographs for such publication". A photographer could take a film and supply it to a cinema without being caught by the clause. If he took a still picture, he would be. Why have not the promoters dealt with films in the same way as they have photographs?