"This emerged from a reply by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to London Assembly member Baroness Jenny Jones. According to the MayorWatch site, Johnson said: “I carried out an extensive and wide-ranging public consultation with Londoners around my manifesto pledge to direct [Transport for London] to share access to ANPR [Automatic Number Plate Recognition] cameras with the [Metropolitan Police Service] for crime fighting. That consultation suggested that this may eventually include images. Images are not currently transferred due to technical limitations but improving technology means this may be overcome in the future."
"But unfortunately, nowhere in any of the consultations conducted was there any mention of providing the Met with real-time access to photos of cars and their occupants in addition to vehicle registration numbers."
= Boris Johnson: "Ah, did I not mention that? Oh, don't worry, I'm sure I would've got round to telling you at some point or other..." *guffawguffawblusterbluster*