HC Deb 30 July 1997 vol 299 c268W
Mr. Ruffley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money at current prices has been invested by the Government in closed circuit television in each year since it was introduced. [11351]

Mr. Michael

[holding answer 29 July 1997]: Home Office funding for closed circuit television has been provided through three rounds of the CCTV challenge competition—held in 1994–95, 1996–97 and 1997–98. Some £5 million was awarded to local crime prevention partnerships in round 1; £17.1 million in round 2; and £15 million in round 3. The funds awarded in 1994–5 and 1996–7 are worth £5.4 million and £17.6 million, respectively, at current prices.

Awards made in round 1 of the competition have all been paid in full. Awards under rounds 2 and 3 are being paid on a basis of need as projects proceed towards implementation. Actual expenditure in 1996–7 was £9.2 million—£9.5 million at current prices.

Funding for CCTV is available through other programmes such as the single regeneration budget. However, expenditure on CCTV is not identified separately on such programmes.