Touting, Hawking, Photographing, etc.

Part of Nottinghamshire County Council Bill [Lords] (By Order) – in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 13th February 1983.

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Photo of Mr John Golding Mr John Golding , Newcastle-under-Lyme 9:45 pm, 13th February 1983

Certainly not. No one in a car park is safe when I am parking my car, as those hon. Members who park on level 2 know.

What about the recreation ground? it is reasonable to allow photographs or those purporting to take photographs for trade or business to do that unless—this point should be added to the Bill to strengthen it—people say that they want to be photographed. Many of us who visit recreation grounds do not want to be photographed. We go there for recreation, not to be plagued by photographers with monkeys or cardboard cut-outs—[Interruption] I am glad that Conservative Members are giving me such support. I hope that I am not being offensive, but when I distinguished between the beautiful and the ugly, I was not excluding Conservative Members from the latter category. I shall be glad to have the support of some of those uglies for this amendment.

The Bill refers to a pleasure ground or open space under the management and control of a local authority and to a street or esplanade, parade, promenade or way There is a distinctly Victorian ring about that.