THE local Press recently reported on the number of prosecutions via the fixed speed camera on City Walls road, and provided details of the revenue generated as a result of the fines.

An earlier report stated that we can expect a further 10 fixed speed cameras to be installed across Worcestershire.

I would like to ask the following questions.

1. What has been the effect of the City Walls Road camera in reducing accidents on that road?

2. What proportion of fines issued are actually paid?

3. What is the breakdown of the annual running costs of the camera, including all management, administration, and legal costs, and therefore how much of the revenue collected is actually passed to the local authority as "profit"?

4. What is the justification that each camera installation costs in the region of £500,000?