Automatic Number Plate Recognition

Home Department written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department has given to (a) police authorities and (b) local authorities for the installation and operation of automatic number plate recognition systems in the last 12 months.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

During the 2007-08 financial year, the Home Office gave £186,983.25 in funding for the installation and operation of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems.

This total is made up of the following amounts:

£
Durham Police Authority 81,373.25
Kent Police Authority 100,000.00
Merseyside Police Authority 5,610.00

In addition to this, from the funding devolved to them by the Home Office, the Government office for the south-west gave Cheltenham city council £35,000.

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