Supplementary memorandum by the Home Office
During Bob Ainsworth's appearance before the
DTLR Select committee on Wednesday 27 February, he was asked to
provide further information on four issues. I am writing to you
in response to those requests.
Attached are details of expenditure on publicity
campaigns from the Home Office budget during the last 12 months
(Annex A) and a copy of the executive summary report on the speed
camera netting off pilot produced by DTLR in August 2001 (Annex
B). I also attach a note on the complaint by Nottingham City Council
that they wanted to use digital speed cameras, which enabled information
to be processed in police stations, but that this had been refused
by the Home Office. (Annex C)
Mr Ainsworth was also asked what saving there
would be in police call-outs if the Government reached its target
of 40 per cent reduction by 2010 in the number of people seriously
injured and killed on Britain's roads. It is difficult to provide
you with any exact figure. The latest information on the value
of road accident prevention is given in Highways Economics
Note 1, published by DTLR in October 2001. This estimates
that the total value to the police of preventing all road traffic
accidents in 2000 would have been approximately £30 million.
I hope this information is helpful.
12 March 2002