Speed camera fight goes to the House of Lords

Bucks Free Press's fight to have figures about a controversial speed camera on Marlow Hill made public is going back to the House of Lords after a peer demanded answers from Government.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes, who first backed the Bucks Free Press's Bring Us Up To Speed campaign in June last year, has tabled questions asking to know the number of fines issued in the last three years at the camera site in High Wycombe. The Baroness has also asked the Government if the positioning of the camera, just before the speed limit changes from 30mph to 40mph, is correct after coming out to High Wycombe to see it for herself.

She said: "I have heard so much about that camera that I had to take a look. I think the positioning is awful. It is on a very steep hill and you need to accelerate to get up it."

The questions will be read out to the House of Lords on Monday, October 2. Replies can take up to two weeks. This follows Bucks Free Press's request under the FOI Act for details of how many fines were issued and how much revenue was raised at the site at the site was refused

Speed camera fight goes to Lords (Bucks Free Press, 22 September 2006)