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Antisocial Behaviour Orders

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders have been (a) applied for and (b) granted in Warrington since their introduction; and, by whom the application was made in each case. (95215)

[holding answer 19 October 2006]: Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs), introduced under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, were made available to the courts from 1 April 1999. Since 1 June 2000, from copies of orders received, as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, we are able to determine the local government authority (lga) area in which prohibitions have been imposed in orders. From 1 June 2000 to 30 September 2005 (latest available) one order was issued on application in the Warrington borough council lga, the main applicant being the Cheshire police, and no applications were refused. Following conviction for a criminal offence 23 ASBOs were issued in addition to the sentence. Such orders may be issued at the court's discretion, under its own motion, or at the request of the prosecutor.