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Dartford Tunnel (Surveillance Camera)

Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, further to his answer of 25 February, he will publish in the Official Report the paragraph or the reference in the 1980 report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary in which the Dartford tunnel surveillance camera experiment was reported to Parliament.

The relevant paragraph in the report for 1980 of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary is 6.17.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out in detail the proper safeguards, especially those involving individual privacy, on the use of the experimental surveillance cameras at the Dartford tunnel.

The main safeguards are first that the experimental system reads no information other than the registration number of vehicles passing the surveillance point; and secondly that no record of such a number is created or maintained unless it is that of a vehicle which has been reported as stolen.