§ 7. Sir Roger Moate
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his assessment of the contribution to crime prevention made by closed circuit television surveillance in town centres. 
§ Mr. Howard
CCTV systems around the country are having a significant impact on reducing crime and the fear of crime. The value of CCTV has been confirmed by the police and by independent research. This is why we are making £45 million available over the next three years to encourage the spread of this technology.