Examination of Witness

Part of Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 10th July 2018.

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Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Conservative, Cheltenham 9:30 am, 10th July 2018

Q On the paparazzi point, the Bill says that a person commits an offence if he

“does so with the intention” that he, or another person he has passed it on to, will look at the image

“for a purpose mentioned in subsection (3)”— that is, for sexual gratification or “humiliating, alarming or distressing” the person. In other words, if a pap takes the image and sends it on to somebody who thinks, “Hey, look at her! Look at what underwear she is wearing,” or, indeed, uses it for some perverted reason, do you think that that meets the concern that is being raised from your point of view?