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Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department has allocated to (a) local authorities and (b) police forces for the installation and operation of CCTV cameras fitted with microphones in the last 12 months. (284147)

There has been no specific funding issued to local authorities or police forces for CCTV cameras fitted with microphones.

Between 1999 and 2003, £170 million of Home Office capital funding was made available to local authorities for investment in public space CCTV. Around 680 CCTV town centre schemes were set up with this funding.