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Anti-Social Behaviour Bill

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research informed the proposed extension of the maximum duration of supervision orders under paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 2 to the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill. [112131]

This proposal would increase the maximum number of days a young offender may be required to comply with specific directions under a supervision order from 90 to 180 days. They typically cover attendance at offending behaviour programmes, educational or training activities, reparation and specialised programmes such as alcohol and drug awareness.Together with an extension of curfew order powers this would enable us to strengthen the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme. This programme is designed for persistent and serious young offenders, and provides a substantial community alternative to custody.