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Ban on parking camera cars considered in England

27 September 2013 Last updated at 13:57 BST

Councils in England could be banned from using CCTV and so-called 'spy cars' to issue parking fines under new government proposals.

The devices should be used to tackle crime and not to raise money for councils, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles says.

But the Local Government Association argues that mobile cameras play an important role in keeping roads clear and pedestrians safe.

Mike Sergeant reports.