CCTV Cameras

Home Department written question – answered on 27th June 2011.

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Photo of Julie Hilling Julie Hilling Labour, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the use of CCTV cameras.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government recognises the importance of CCTV in preventing and detecting crime and supports its use by communities. The Government also acknowledges that continued use of CCTV requires the support of the public and public confidence that systems are being used appropriately.

Accordingly, we intend to introduce a Code of Practice for Surveillance Cameras and appoint a Surveillance Camera Commissioner.

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