§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the possible registration of CCTV surveillance systems with the police; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Boateng
We have no plans to require public space Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems to be registered with the police.
The Data Protection Act 1998 will provide a framework for the statutory regulation of public space CCTV systems. Controllers of such systems will have to notify details of their processing to the Data Protection Commissioner and comply with a set of enforceable principles of good information handling practice, including the need for personal data to be processed fairly and lawfully.