HC Deb 26 July 1989 vol 157 cc790-2W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the use of Abingdon street gardens, Westminster, for an anti-abortion gathering, for the purposes of filming and sound recording, on 27 and 28 June, was authorised under the appropriate byelaws: and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

[holding answer 21 July 1989] The Department's press office facilities officer granted written permission to the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children for a photocall with Members of Parliament, at Abingdon street gardens, Westminster, on 27 and 28 June under the Royal and Other Parks and Gardens Regulations 1977, section 4, paragraph (7) and (16).

The permit generally covered filming, photography and sound recording.