HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 cc964-5W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on CCTV programmes administered by the Government Office for the North West. [124390]

Ms Blears

A potential £170 million will be spent funding 684 CCTV schemes across England and Wales under the Crime Reduction Programme CCTV Initiative.

The Government Office for the North West received funding of £22,800,000 for 95 CCTV schemes. All schemes are now operational, apart from the Liverpool Citysafe scheme which is due for completion in late summer 2003. A full list of these schemes is available on the crime reduction website at: http://www. crimereduction.gov.uk/cctvminisitel.htm.

Funding for a range of crime reduction interventions, including CCTV, is currently available to local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships under the Building Safer Communities fund.