CCTV Cameras

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 27th June 2011.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 2:30 pm, 27th June 2011

I certainly recognise the value of CCTV, but we must be careful to ensure that there is no loss of trust and confidence in its use among communities throughout the country. We have learned what can happen in such circumstances from the experience in Birmingham, and in light of that, Sara Thornton, chief constable of Thames Valley Police, produced a report that underlined that accountability, consultation and transparency must be core considerations. That is precisely what we are reflecting in our approach.