HC Deb 28 April 2003 vol 404 cc206-8W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) antisocial behaviour orders and (b) curfew orders have been made in the Buckingham constituency since the commencement of the scheme. [108513]

Hilary Benn

(a) Table A shows the number of notifications received by the Home Office of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) issued within Buckinghamshire (in which the Buckingham constituency is situated) and by local government authority up to 30 November 2002 (latest available).

We are aware that the numbers of ASBOs made nationally have been under reported in returns made by magistrates' courts and are considering how reporting can be improved.

(b) Table B shows the number of Curfew Orders with electronic monitoring made in the Buckingham constituency from 1999 to 2002.

Table A: Number of anti-social behaviour orders reported to the

Home Office which have been issued as from 1 April 1999 to

30 November 2002 for Buckinghamshire by local government

authority area

Police force area/MCC From 1

April 1999

to 31 May


From 1 June

2000 to

30 November


Thames Valley2 1 10 11
Local Government Authority
County of Buckinghamshire
Aylesbury Vale DC 1 1
Milton Keynes BC 3 3
Wycombe DC 2 2
1 Total figure only available for Thames Valley police force area within this period. Local Government Authority not known.
2 Includes total figure for countries of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

— Not available

Table B: Number of Curfew Orders imposed in the Buckingham constituency 1999–2000
Year Adult Juvenile
1999 117 0
2000 130 9
2001 200 -7
20021 78 10
Total 792 37
1 Up to March 2003.

Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list the consultation processes which contributed to the anti-social behaviour White Paper; [107389]

(2) how many representations he has received on the anti-social behaviour White Paper since its publication; from whom representations were received; and if he will place copies in the Library. [107390]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth

[holding answer 8 April 2003]The White Paper "Respect and Responsibility", published on 12 March, set out the Government's vision for tackling anti-social behaviour.

The White Paper sets out a cross-departmental agenda and draws on a wide range of views expressed by local authorities, voluntary organisations, the police and a variety of practitioners and members of the public up and down the country.

We have received responses to the White Paper both public and informal, and expect to continue to do so.

We will continue to work closely with local authorities, the police and others to ensure that effective action is taken to deal with anti-social behaviour.