It appears that with all the mess of moving the site from MT to WP I missed this!

Recently the issues around photographers being stopped by the Police under anti-terror legislation was rasied and discussed at length in Parliament.

Conservative MP John Randall, a keen photographer, drew MPs attention to several incidents from his Uxbridge constituency, including the case of a 70-year-old man who was stopped by a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) while taking pictures in Windsor.

Amateur Photographer

Other MPs joined in the debate and agreed with John Randall who also suggested a Police should be issued with a Photography Code (as proposed by Austin Mitchell last year) and he also raised concerns about section 76 of the newly introduced Terrorism Act 2008 which makes it a potential offence to take a photo of a police officer.

Amateur Photographer has a full account of the discussions over on their website which you can read by following the link below.

Parliament debates amateur photography and terrorism (Amateur Photographer)