CCTV

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of changes proposed in the Deregulation Bill, police forces will be able to use for existing purposes CCTV cameras that they control.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of changes proposed in the Deregulation Bill, shops and garages will be able to use CCTV cameras to combat theft.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government’s proposals relate to the use of CCTV by local authorities to issue parking fines. They do not relate to or limit the use of CCTV by police forces or others to tackle crime. Indeed, Ministers believe that public confidence in CCTV is strengthened if it is used to catch criminals not make money.

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