HOME AFFAIRS – CLOSED CIRCUIT TV – 10 April 2000

Dr Julian Lewis: I was the victim of an assault by a drunken gang while waiting to pay for a purchase. The assailants got away with it because the closed circuit television was using dummy cameras.I therefore suggest that the Home Secretary should consider making it a condition of licensing that places that sell intoxicating liquor late at night should be obliged to have functioning CCTV in the vicinity.

[The Home Secretary (Jack Straw): That seems a good idea; I shall take it forward.]