HC Deb 05 December 1995 vol 268 c206W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to prevent the sale or publication of video or film footage generated by clandestine cameras without the specific and written permission of the subjects of those pictures. [3256]

Mr. Maclean

The Government condemn the irresponsible use of closed circuit television footage for commercial gain. We strongly recommend that all CCTV systems adopt locally developed codes of practice which specify who has access to the images that they capture and for what purpose. Most public CCTV systems have done so. All schemes receiving Government funding for CCTV are required to put in place such codes as a condition of grant. The Home Office guidance booklet, "CCTV—Looking Out For You", contains advice on how to adopt a code of practice and the issues that it should cover.