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Closed Circuit Television: Licensing

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of Scottish local authorities that are (a) precluded and (b) have been previously precluded for any periods since October 2007 from operating the installed closed-circuit television security networks because of delays in processing operative applications for licences by the Security Industry Authority. (196365)

[holding answer 25 March 2008]: The information necessary to make such an assessment is not available.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of applications for licences submitted by applicants resident in Scotland to the Security Industry Authority during 2007 which remain outstanding, broken down by local authority area. (196366)

[holding answer 25 March 2008]: None. The Security Industry Authority does not hold data in a form which would enable information on numbers of applications from applicants resident in Scotland or smaller areas to be readily obtained. The information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.