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Anti-social Behaviour Orders

Volume 691: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many times reporting restrictions have been lifted in anti-social behaviour order proceedings involving children in the past 12 months in England and Wales. [HL2669]

The information requested is not available centrally.

Anti-social behaviour orders are civil orders and therefore not subject to reporting restrictions. ASBOs are designed to protect local communities and their effectiveness will depend on local people knowing about them. However, courts retain the power to impose reporting restrictions if they believe it appropriate to do so.