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Antisocial Behaviour (York)

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what representations she has received from the City of York council scrutiny board on the role of the courts in prosecuting repeat offenders of anti social behaviour resulting from alcohol and drug abuse; (74868)

(2) if she will meet the City of York council scrutiny board to discuss (a) reasons for anti social behaviour in York and (b) means of reducing and eliminating such anti social behaviour;

(3) if she will meet the courts service in York to discuss the conclusions of the City of York scrutiny board review of drug and alcohol-related anti social behaviour in the city.

A letter to the Home Office from the Chief Executive of the City of York council, enclosing the ‘Final Report and Recommendations of the Economic Development and Community Safety Scrutiny Board’ on alcohol and drug-related anti-social behaviour, was received by the Department for Constitutional Affairs on 1 June 2006. A response will be sent shortly. If asked, I will meet with the City of York council scrutiny board and representatives of the court service in York to discuss the reasons for anti social behaviour in York and the means of reducing and eliminating such anti social behaviour.