Permit to film or photograph in "public places"

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

You say:

"Members of the public and the media do not need a permit to film or photograph in public places and police have no power to stop them filming or photographing incidents or police personnel."
http://www.met.police.uk/about/photograp...

In connection to above statement do you hold information that defines what a "public places" is and whether this includes the inside of Public Authority building, such as an open-plan
waiting areas or open plan facilities to interview the Public by Public Authority workers?

Yours faithfully,
Frank Zola

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr  Zola

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2012100001378
I write in connection with your request for information  which was
received by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 09/10/2012.  I note
you seek access to the following information:

"Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),        

 You say:         "Members of the public and the media do not need a
permit to film  or photograph in public places and police have no power to
stop  them filming or photographing incidents or police personnel."    
http://www.met.police.uk/about/photograp...  

  In connection to above statement do you hold information that  defines
what a "public places" is and whether this includes the inside of Public
Authority building, such as an open-plan waiting areas or open plan
facilities to interview the Public by     Public Authority workers?"

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Dear Mr Zola

I have been trying to contact you re your request please can you provide
me with a contact.

Thank you
Karen Fox

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