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Closed Circuit Television

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many households have CCTV cameras installed inside their homes as part of family intervention projects; and whether he plans to extend the use of such cameras; (294895)

(2) which local authorities have installed CCTV cameras inside homes as part of family intervention projects.

Family Intervention Projects do not involve CCTV in people's homes. A small number (12) of the projects do have residential units where families are subject to 24 hour supervision with security staff and key workers always on site, but the majority of projects work with families in their own homes. Key workers do 'monitor' families and may visit unannounced, but this does not involve CCTV.