Automatic Number Plate Recognition
Karl McCartney (Lincoln, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many automatic number plate recognition cameras were in use in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last six years; and how many she expects to be in use in the next two years.
James Brokenshire (Old Bexley and Sidcup, Conservative)
Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras are operated by a wide range of public authorities and private organisations, and the information requested is not held centrally. The number of ANPR cameras in use by police forces in England and Wales varies on a daily basis. Information supplied by the National Police Improvement Agency indicates that, during the week ending
The Government have not made any estimate on the number of ANPR cameras that are likely to be used in the future.