HC Deb 19 July 1984 vol 64 c291W
29. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with the rules concerning the filming by journalists of persons accused of criminal offences.

Mr. Hurd

It is for chief officers of police to decide whether to grant journalists such facilities. I am satisfied that chief officers are aware of the need to have regard to the privacy of persons suspected of crime, the consent of the persons concerned to be filmed and to the interests of justice, before granting any such facility.