HC Deb 17 December 1996 vol 287 c583W
Sir Ivan Lawrence

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many bids have been received in the latest CCTV challenge competition; and if he will make a statement. [9861]

Mr. Maclean

The deadline for bids under round 3 of the closed circuit television challenge competition was 20 November. A total of £15 million is available to crime prevention partnerships in 1997–98 to support CCTV schemes and 371 bids have been received; the value of the bids is £26.8 million. The bids are now subject to detailed assessment. We shall be announcing the results of the competition early next year.