Zac Hall raises an interesting topic in next week’s Keys: He is to ask for a list of the cables, pipelines, structures etc situated in Isle of Man territorial waters, other than those owned by the Isle of Man Government and goes on to pose further related questions.
At last the CCTV question enters the House. Kate Beecroft is to ask the following questions on Tuesday:
(a) How many recorded crimes were committed in Douglas in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011;
(b) in the Douglas area, how many CCTV systems are deployed by both the statutory bodies and the local authority and how many cameras there are in each system;
(c) how many police requests for footage from these systems were requested in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011;
(d) in how many of all reported crimes in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 CCTV evidence formed part of the prosecution’s evidence presented in court;
(e) whether there were any cases in which CCTV evidence alone led to a successful prosecution; and
(f) how many crimes were prevented by CCTV cameras in Douglas over this three-year period?
We await the answers, with interest. Hopefully, there will be follow-up questions regarding the cost.
Apropos CCTV – do we really have public CCTV near the Everlasting Bend, a quite rural area, or has this footage been obtained from nearby property owners?