CCTV: Open Govt Request

Ann Riddy
Freedom of Information Officer
Crown Prosecution Service
50 Ludgate Hill
London EC4M 7EX

October 18, 2004


Dear Ms Riddy

This letter follows our telephone conversation this morning. I am writing to find out the number of cases in which CCTV footage is used and of these, how many are successfully prosecuted. Ideally I would like these figures for each of the last four years with a listing of each case (by name) where CCTV was used and the case outcome.

My preferred format to receive this information is by electronic database, and I can provide discs. I imagine this may also be the easiest method for you if you have an electronic records system, but if these reports are only available in manual form then perhaps we can arrange another method (such as inspection of the records). If you estimate that answering this request will prove excessively costly or burdensome, could you please let me know and we can discuss ways to gather the information more efficiently (perhaps narrowing the time frame).

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Good luck in your FOIA preparations!

Heather Brooke

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