§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much public funding has been spent on CCTV security cameras in Crosby since 1997. 
§ Ms Blears
In 2001–02, the Sefton MBC area was awarded a total of £636,306 to fund the development of four CCTV schemes in the Town Centres of Bootle, Southport and Crosby, and on the major arterial route of South Road (Waterloo/Crosby).
The Crosby Town Centre Surveillance Project received £108,671 to monitor the town centre, especially in relation to alcohol consumption and day time theft as well as addressing the supply and use of illegal drugs, the congregating of young people and the consequences of underage drinking. The South Road Project, on the border of Waterloo and Crosby. received £185,487 for installation of cameras around bus and railway stations to address specific concerns on car crime, as well as assaults and criminal damage around licensed premises and in the Marine Park. Together these schemes attracted £294,158.
These schemes will be further enhanced by the imminent installation of a further CCTV camera on the edge of the shopping area in Crosby receiving £20,000 support from Small Retailers in Deprived Areas funding.