HC Deb 08 January 2001 vol 360 cc408-9W
12. Mr. Michael

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the ways in which police forces and local authorities in England and Wales have used provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, with special reference to curfew and antisocial behaviour orders. [142655]

Mr. Charles Clarke

To date over 140 anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) have been granted in England and Wales since the provision came into force and many more applications are in the pipeline. ASBOs have been taken out in a variety of cases and with considerable success. In accordance with the commitment given by my right hon. Friend when he was at the Home Office, we will be starting a review of the operation of ASBOs in the new year and its findings and recommendations will be published.

No applications have been received from local authorities to establish child curfew schemes under section 14 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Following consultation with local authorities and the police we propose to extend the upper age limit to 15 and are considering what other improvements might be made.