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Antisocial Behaviour

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders have been (a) applied for and (b) obtained by (i) police and (ii) local authorities in Cheshire in each year since their introduction. [112315]

[holding answer 12 May 2003]: Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) were introduced from 1 April 1999. Information held centrally up to 31 May 2000 is for the number of ASBOs issued within England and Wales by police force area only.From 1 June 2000 official statistics on the number of ASBOs issued within England and Wales are based on quarterly returns from Magistrates' Courts Committees (MCCs). From copies of the orders we have been able to identify the applicant involved.The number of notifications received by the Home Office of ASBOs issued in Cheshire from 1 April 1999 to 30 November 2002 (latest available) are given in the table.We are aware that the numbers of ASBOs made nationally have been consistently under reported in returns made by magistrates' courts and are considering how reporting can be improved.

The number of ASBO applications, as reported to the Home

Office, from 1 April 1999 to 30 November 2002, within the

Cheshire MCC area, by type of applicant and result
PeriodTotalIssuedRefused
Police applications by result
1 April 1999 to 31 May 20001222
1 June 2000 to 31 December 2000000
1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001220
1 January 2002 to 30 November 2002770
Total990
Local authority applications by result
1 April 1999 to 31 May 20001222
1 June 2000 to 31 December 2000000
1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001000
1 January 2002 to 30 November 2002000
Total000
Total applications by result
1 April 1999 to 31 May 20001202
1 June 2000 to 31 December 2000000
1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001220
1 January 2002 to 30 November 2002770
Total990
1 For this period the number of ASBOs issued only is known
2 Not available