Speed Cameras

Transport written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speed cameras there were in Wales in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) police force, (b) constituency, (c) safety camera partnership and (d) local authority area.

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

We do not hold information centrally for camera operations other than those operated within the Safety Camera Partnerships. The figures from the South and Central Wales safety camera partnership, which joined the scheme from April 2000 and the North Wales partnership, which joined the scheme in October 2001, are as follows.

2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
North Wales (7) (8) 28 45 66
South and Central Wales (9) 33 80 313 357

(7) Covers the North Wales police authority area

(8) Prior to joining the safety camera programme

(9) In 2000–01 and 2001–02, covered the South Wales police authority area; from 2002/03, joined by Gwent and Dyfed and Powys police force areas


1. For 2003–04 the number of sites shown are those approved in the operational cases for 2003–04, not all of which may yet be operational.

2. These figures exclude red traffic-light cameras.

3. Police authorities also have operational discretion to deploy cameras exceptionally at other locations, including "community concern sites", where there is evidence of speeding causing concern to local residents.

We do not record this information specifically by police force, constituency or local authority area.

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