HC Deb 18 March 1912 vol 35 c1529

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the large photograph in an illustrated paper of 15th March of the court room at the conclusion of the Seddon trial in the Old Bailey, showing the judge wearing the black cap and the prisoner receiving the death sentence; and whether, in view of the fact that the City Corporation is responsible for the granting of permission to take such photographs and the Home Secretary has no control, he will introduce legislation either to prohibit altogether the taking of such photographs or to provide that cinematograph proprietors will have equal facilities of photographing such proceedings and making a public spectacle of them?


The Prime Minister has asked me to reply to this question. My attention had not been called to this matter before my hon. Friend's question appeared on the Paper. I am now in communication with the Court authorities on the subject.