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Ban on upskirting will also apply to kilts

New law will protect the dignity of both men and women, the Government says.

Guests in traditional kilts during the Scottish Rugby Union Club Awards (Lynne Cameron/PA)
Guests in traditional kilts during the Scottish Rugby Union Club Awards (Lynne Cameron/PA)

Men wearing kilts will also be protected by plans for a ban on upskirting, it has been disclosed in the Lords.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton, speaking for the Government, said the proposed new law would protect the “bodily dignity” of both men and women.

She said this would include “kilt upskirting”, as she repeated the answer to an urgent question on the issue made on Monday in the Commons.

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A string of ladies underwear that has been hung outside the office of MP Sir Christopher Chope (Caroline Lucas/PA)

Ministers announced a new law would be introduced after a Tory MP blocked a backbench Bill to ban the practice of surreptitiously taking photos of underwear.

Sir Christopher Chope faced a furious backlash after he objected to the proposed Bill last Friday and his parliamentary office has since been adorned with four pairs of knickers, bound together with a pink ribbon, in protest.

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