HC Deb 19 September 2002 vol 390 cc24-5W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in London broken down by(a) London borough and (b) London constituency; and if she will make a statement. [72835]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 24 July 2002]: An anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) is a civil order made by a court which currently can be applied for by a local authority or the police. The table shows the number of notifications received by the Home office of ASBOs issued within Greater London by local government authority up to December 2001. Data are not collected by constituency area.

Number of anti-social behaviour orders reported to the Home Office which have been issued as from 1 April 1999 to 31 December 2001 within Greater London by local government authority
Area From 01-Apr-99 to 31-May-00 (1) From 01-Jun-00 to 31-Dec-00 From 01-Jan-01 to 31-Dec-01 Total
Police Force Area/MCC(2)
Metropolitan Police(3)/GLMCA(4) 9 19 13 41
Local Government Authority
London Borough (LB)(5)
Barnet .. 2 2
Bexley .. 2 2
Bromley .. 1 1
Camden .. 5 1 6
Croydon .. 1 1
Greenwich .. 3 3
Harnmersmith and Fulham .. 2 2
Hackney .. 1 1
Lambeth .. 1 1
Lewisham .. 2 2
Newham .. 2 2
Sutton .. 3 3
Westminster .. 6 6

(1) Total figure only available for Metropolitan police force area within this period. Local Government Authority not known.

(2) MCC—Magistrates' Courts Committee area.

(3) Including City of London.

(4) Greater London Magistrates' Courts Association.

(5) Only those LBs reporting an ASBO in the period shown are listed.

.. Not available.

Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the success of antisocial behaviour orders in cutting(a) vandalism, (b) crime, (c) nuisance behaviour and (d) prostitution and other related activities. [26929]

Mr. Denham

The Home Office review of anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) found that ASBOs are successful in reducing anti-social behaviour, and can also act as a deterrent. The review's findings indicate that graffiti and criminal damage were addressed in 36 per cent. of ASBOs, criminal behaviour was addressed in 22 per cent., noise nuisance was addressed in 28 per cent. and prostitution was addressed in five per cent.