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Question for Home Office

UIN HL6066, tabled on 8 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use by police forces in England and Wales of Chinese-made surveillance cameras made by companies currently subject to US sanctions and investment bans.

Answered on

22 February 2022

The use of surveillance cameras is an operational matter for the police and the Government has therefore not assessed it.

The FCDO and Cabinet Office will issue guidance to enable buyers to more effectively exercise their discretion to exclude suppliers linked with modern slavery and human rights violations. The Public Procurement Bill will further strengthen the ability of public sector bodies to disqualify suppliers from bidding for contracts where they have a history of misconduct, including forced labour or modern slavery.

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