§ Mr. Grieve
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many child curfew orders have been imposed since the start of the scheme; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Denham
No applications have been received to impose child curfew schemes under section 14 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Sections 48 and 49 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, which took effect on 1 August 2001, have recently extended the upper age limit to 15 and allowed the police, as well as local authorities, to initiate schemes. Local areas are assessing the implications of these changes.