HC Deb 16 March 1925 vol 181 c1855
57. Mr. FENBY (for Captain T. J. O'CONNOR)

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the practice prevailing in a section of the Press of photographing persons concerned in prominent lawsuits, and in view of the misery caused to many such persons and of the bad effect on public morals of this practice, he will introduce legislation to prohibit the taking or publishing of photographs of persons engaged in litigation, unless the consent of such litigants be first obtained, for a period of one month before, during, and one month after such litigation?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to Clause 39 of the Criminal Justice Bill dealing with this matter.


How is the Press photographer always able to tell whether or not his victim is engaged in litigation?