HC Deb 30 July 1953 vol 518 cc201-2W
94. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he has given instructions to the Metropolitan Police to refuse permission to artists to paint or draw in Trafalgar Square.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

Painting and drawing are not specifically prohibited by the Trafalgar Square Regulations, 1952, and no instructions have been issued to the police to forbid these activities. An artist who caused obstruction to free passage, and had not received written

amended). Following are the particulars which the hon. Member requests:

permission from my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works, might be asked to withdraw, but there is no record of any such action having been taken in recent months.