Now that there is at least one street camera per individual member of population in the UK, the government have announced a new camera sponsorship scheme.
For a small stealth tax, members of the public will now be able to nominate their favourite street spy camera and take ownership of it, feeding and watering it and generally looking after it.
Announcing the initiative, the Home Secretary, who was at home at the time, said this was a fantastic way of wasting people's money.
She said: "Please leave me alone. Can't you see I'm completing my September travel expense form".
The public are being encouraged to visit www.newstealthtax.gov.uk and register the camera and location they would like to take ownership of.
For a small extra tax, they can personalise their camera in a range of colours and crests which can be chosen on the website.
They can also choose the brand to suite their lifestyle, for example chavs can have one made by Burberry, footballers wives can have a diamond-studded one from the Harvey Nicks range, and boys from the hood can choose from a range featuring 4000 watt bass speakers, focus-faster stripes, a non-matching, petrol-guzzling exhaust system which they forget to declare on their insurance form as a 'modification', and of course the must-have tinted lenses.
Gary Glitter has already put his name down for the camera in the grounds of Harpenden Grammar School for Girls.