MPS - ANPR

Meeting:

Mayor's Question Time

Date:

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Reference:

Question 2015/2052

Main question

Jenny Jones

Will you ensure that there is a public consultation on any request by the Met Police for the mass storage of all images taken from Transport for London's Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera network?


Answer

The Mayor

In 2014, I carried out an extensive and wide-ranging public consultation with Londoners around my manifesto pledge to direct TfL to share access to ANPR cameras with the MPS for crime fighting. That consultation suggested that this may eventually include images. Images are not currently transferred due to technical limitations but improving technology means this may be overcome in the future. The great majority of Londoners supported my proposal and it has been implemented.