HC Deb 11 May 2001 vol 368 cc417-8W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what total funds were(a) allocated and (b) spent on new CCTV projects in the last financial year for which figures are available. [161011]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Under the Crime Reduction Programme Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) initiative, £4.2 million was allocated to new projects in the financial year 2001–02, and a further £108 million worth of schemes were given outline approval, pending consideration of final bids. In the same year, £23.4 million was spent on CCTV projects, including schemes that had been approved before the beginning of the financial year.