HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 cc334-5W
Mr. Alton

asked the Attorney-General what is the practice of courts in relation to the photographing of witnesses and defendants in court or in the precincts of the court.

The Solicitor-General

To take a photograph of a witness or defendant in a court or in the precincts of a court is an offence under section 41 of the Criminal Justice Act 1925. In all court buildings, notices are posted that photography is not permitted. Persons seen carrying cameras into a court building are not admitted or are asked to leave them at the door.

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