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Anti-social Behaviour

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local authorities in England and Wales have applied to make (a) an alcohol disorder zone, (b) a section 30 dispersal order and (c) a designated public place order in each year since each was introduced. (243153)

There are currently no alcohol disorder zones (ADZs) that the Home Office have been notified of. ADZs were only commenced on 5 June 2008 and require a number of steps to be taken before a full ADZ is implemented.

Between January 2004 and 31 March 2006, the police have used the power in section 30 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 to disperse unruly groups in over 1,000 designated areas. Figures are not available broken down by year. Figures for 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2008 are due to be published shortly.

The Home Office has been informed that 654 designated public place orders (DPPO)s have been implemented throughout England and Wales. This figure is broken down by year as follows; three in 2001, 68 in 2002, 79 in 2003, 99 in 2004,103 in 2005, 133 in 2006, 101 in 2007 and 68 in 2008.

A full list of the councils which have implemented the orders can be accessed at the following internet link which includes commencement date.

http://www.crimereduction.homeoffice.gov.uk/alcoholorders/alcoholorders09.htm