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Antisocial Behaviour

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of anti social behaviour orders during the last four years. (281461)

The Northern Ireland Office had begun a review of antisocial behaviour orders in Northern Ireland but this was superseded by the 2008 Criminal Justice Inspectorate’s review of antisocial behaviour orders.

The review concluded that there has been a sensible approach to the introduction of antisocial behaviour orders in Northern Ireland. The review also highlighted that antisocial behaviour orders are used as part of a staged approach to tackling antisocial behaviour alongside other interventions such as warnings and acceptable behaviour contracts.