HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 cc285-6W
25. Mr. Tilney

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the success in Liverpool of the use of television cameras and the commando system in the prevention and detection of crime, if he will take steps to supply such cameras to all city police authorities.

Sir F. Soskice

It is for individual police authorities, subject to my financial approval, to decide whether to provide such facilities. I am sure that the experience gained by Liverpool will be most valuable, but until the results are available of the study of the Liverpool experiment being carried out by the Police Research and Planning Branch I do not feel justified in issuing any general recommendation.