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Anti-social Behaviour Bill


Anti-social Behaviour Bill



Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately

as Bill 83–EN.


Mr Secretary Blunkett has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the

Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Anti-social Behaviour Bill are compatible with the

Convention rights.

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Part 1

Premises where drugs used unlawfully

      1        Closure notice

      2        Closure order

      3        Closure order: enforcement

      4        Closure of premises: offences

      5        Extension and discharge of closure order

      6        Appeals

      7        Access to other premises

      8        Reimbursement of costs

      9        Exemption from liability for certain damages

      10        Compensation

      11        Interpretation

Part 2


      12        Anti-social behaviour: landlords’ policies and procedures

      13        Injunctions against anti-social behaviour on application of certain social


      14        Security of tenure: anti-social behaviour

      15        Demoted assured shorthold tenancies

      16        Proceedings for possession: anti-social behaviour

      17        Devolution: Wales

Part 3

Parental responsibilities

Truancy and exclusion from school

      18        Parenting contracts in cases of exclusion from school or truancy

      19        Parenting orders in cases of exclusion from school

      20        Parenting orders: supplemental

      21        Parenting orders: appeals

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      22        Penalty notices for parents in cases of truancy

      23        Interpretation

Criminal conduct and anti-social behaviour

      24        Parenting contracts in respect of criminal conduct and anti-social behaviour

      25        Parenting orders in respect of criminal conduct and anti-social behaviour

      26        Parenting orders: supplemental

      27        Parenting orders: appeals

      28        Interpretation

Part 4

Dispersal of groups etc.

      29        Dispersal of groups and removal of persons under 16 to their place of


      30        Authorisations: supplemental

      31        Powers under section 29: supplemental

      32        Powers of community support officers

      33        Code of practice

      34        Authorisations by British Transport Police

      35        Interpretation

Part 5

Sanctions etc.

      36        Anti-social behaviour orders

      37        Certain orders made on conviction of offences

      38        Penalty notices for disorderly behaviour by young persons

      39        Curfew orders and supervision orders

      40        Extension of powers of community support officers etc.

      41        Report by local authority in certain cases where person remanded on bail

Part 6


      42        Possession of air weapon or imitation firearm in public place

      43        Air weapons: age limits

      44        Prohibition of certain air weapons

Part 7

The environment


      45        Closure of noisy premises

      46        Closure of noisy premises: supplemental

      47        Dealing with noise at night


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Graffiti and fly-posting

      48        Penalty notices in respect of graffiti or fly-posting

      49        Meaning of relevant offence

      50        Penalty receipts

      51        Powers of police civilians

      52        Interpretation

      53        Sale of aerosol paint to children

Waste and litter

      54        Unlawfully deposited waste etc

      55        Extension of litter authority powers to take remedial action

Part 8


      56        Repeals

      57        Commencement

      58        Orders and regulations

      59        Money

      60        Extent

      61        Short title

                  Schedule 1                                         Demoted tenancies

                  Schedule 2                                         Curfew orders and supervision orders

                  Schedule 3                                         Repeals


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