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Cctv

Volume 406: debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications to his Department for CCTV funding have been rejected in each year since 1999; and if he will make a statement. [117687]

A potential £170 million will be spent funding 684 CCTV schemes under the Crime Reduction Programme CCTV Initiative.Under round one of the initiative in 1999–2000, 354 funding application s worth a potential £63 million were successful, 382 were unsuccessful and a further 12 were withdrawn.Under round two of the initiative in 2001, 332 funding applications worth a potential £106 million were successful, 449 (including statements of intent) were unsuccessful and a further 10 were withdrawn. Funding was subsequently withdrawn from two successful applicants.