AQW 33802/11-15

Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley
Democratic Unionist Party
Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Tabled Date: 02/06/2014
Answered On Date: 12/06/2014
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Justice (i) to detail the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Services CCTV policy; (ii) to provide a copy of the policy; (iii) when the policy was last updated or amended; and (iv) what monitoring is in place to ensure all aspects of the policy are adhered to.

The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS) policy on the usage of CCTV on NICTS premises sets out the stated purpose of CCTV cameras, including the operation, retention, access and disclosure of recorded images to third parties. As the data owner, NICTS can monitor and download CCTV footage at any time. The policy, issued on 5 September 2012, has not been amended and a copy has been placed in the Assembly Library. G4S Solutions (UK) Ltd, the NICTS contracted security and ancillary service provider, has delegated responsibility for viewing and downloading CCTV footage. NICTS monitor policy compliance and it is a Key Performance Indicator in the G4S contract.