HC Deb 05 December 1995 vol 268 cc214-5W
Mr. Congdon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he intends to announce a further closed circuit television challenge competition. [4678]

Mr. Maclean

My right hon. and learned Friend announced a new closed circuit television challenge competition on 22 November. A total of £15 million has been made available in the financial year 1996–97 to fund CCTV schemes in England and Wales. Partnerships are invited to bid for a share of this money. A copy of the bidding guidance, which gives information on how to make a bid and details of the criteria by which the bids will be assessed, has been placed in the Library. Copies have also been sent to chief constables, local authorities, police authorities and others who have expressed an interest. The closing date for bids is 29 March 1996.