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Animals (Scientific Procedures)

Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the nature and purpose was of the 47 procedures performed on endangered wild birds in 2004 under the Animals (Scientific procedures) Act 1986. [38844]

Andy Burnham: All 47 procedures reported in the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals 2004 (Cm 6713) as having been performed on wild birds were for research for conservation purposes into techniques to reduce the mortality of threatened species due to infectious diseases. The procedures involved vaccination and taking of small blood samples. No special techniques were used and no anaesthesia was necessary.

Antisocial Behaviour

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to tackle (i) antisocial behaviour and (ii) antisocial behaviour outside night clubs and public houses in Southend-on Sea; and if he will make a statement. [37536]

Hazel Blears: Southend on Sea is an Antisocial Behaviour Unit Action area.

The Home Office have allocated Southend on Sea £50,000 in 2005–06 to tackle anti social behaviour. £25,000 of this has been allocated to tackle the most antisocial families in the town. The remaining £25,000 is being used to fund a number of initiatives including:

Southend on Sea are undertaking a number initiatives to combat alcohol related disorder outside pubs and clubs, on the sea front and in the town centre. These focus both on prevention and enforcement and include the following:

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued to citizens living in Southend-on Sea in each month since their introduction. [37537]


 
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Hazel Blears: The readily available information is by quarter and is given in the following table.
Number of antisocial behaviour orders issued, as reported to the Home Office where restrictions are imposed within Southend-on-Sea local government area, by period, 1 June 2000(67) to 31 March 2005 (latest available)

England and WalesIssued
July to September 2000
October to December 2000
January to March 2001
April to June 2001
July to September 2001
October to December 2001
January to March 2002
April to June 20021
July to September 2002
October to December 2002
January to March 2003
April to June 2003
July to September 2003
October to December 20038
January to March 20044
April to June 2004
July to September 2004
October to December 20041
January to March 20054
Total18


(67) Between 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000 data were collected on aggregate numbers only by police force area (pfa). During this period no ASBOs were issued, as reported, within Essex pfa.
Note:
As from 1 June 2000 data collected centrally by magistrates courts committee (MCC) area by quarter. For the month of June 2000 no (0) asbos were reported as being issued.




Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to tackle (i) anti-social behaviour and (ii) antisocial behaviour outside nightclubs and public houses in Tamworth; and if he will make a statement. [37833]

Hazel Blears: The Tamworth Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership (CDRP) has adapted an incremental approach to tackling antisocial behaviour which involves letters, visits, acceptable behaviour contracts (ABCs) and ultimately legal enforcement through antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) or injunctions. Serious cases of antisocial behaviour are monitored by a multi agency action group which sits under the Community Safety Partnership.

Since April 2004 to March 2005 the Community Safety Partnership has issued:

Between April 1999 and June 2005 four ASBOs have been issued in Tamworth. Trent Basic Command Unit (BCD) has received an extra £10,000 Home Office funding as part of the third national Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaign. This campaign has been running since 15 November 2005 and enables the BCU to provide extra high visibility patrols aimed at deterring alcohol-related crime and disorder, including antisocial behaviour taking place in the vicinity of nightclubs and public houses.
 
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On the 15 December 2005, the Tamworth CDRP, in conjunction with a multi agency partnership will launch their antisocial behaviour campaign with a specific focus on drink related violence.

Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what Government funding schemes are available for organisations which tackle antisocial behaviour and youth development; and how much money was available to each scheme in the last 12 months. [36591]

Hazel Blears: Tackling antisocial behaviour is a cross-Departmental issue and many Government Departments contribute to this agenda. A wide range of funding streams across Government have a positive impact on tackling antisocial behaviour. For example Neighbourhood Renewal programmes which focus on the most deprived areas and give practitioners and local communities a real opportunity to turn their neighbourhoods around; the Department for Education and Skills (DFES) through their work on schools and parenting contribute to preventing problems escalating and ensuring families get the support they need; the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and their work in tackling litter and fly tipping which can often blight neighbourhoods where antisocial behaviour and crime can take hold; and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) who provide the opportunity to divert young people from the destructive and damaging involvement in antisocial behaviour. The Departmental for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) also contributes to ensure a swift and effective criminal justice system for dealing with the perpetrators of anti-social behaviour activity.

Please see the following table.
Financial year 2005–06£ million
Funding scheme
Building Safer Communities Fund74
Safer Stronger Communities Fund9.4
Youth Justice Board Prevention Budget12
Positive Futures5.8
Anti-Social Behaviour Trailblazer/Action areas5.9
Total funding107.1

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued by courts in each London borough in each month since the penalty was introduced; how many have been breached; how many breaches resulted in custodial sentences awarded in (a) adult and (b) juvenile courts; and if he will make a statement. [39193]

Hazel Blears: The readily available information is by quarter and is given in the table.

The Home Office Court Proceedings Database holds breach proceedings only where there has been a conviction. These data are available at Criminal Justice System area level only.
 
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Number of ASBOs issued at all courts, as reported to the Home Office, where restrictions are imposed within Greater London local government authority areas, by period, 1 June 2000(68) to 30 June 2005 (latest available)

Period
June to December 2000
2001
AreaJuneJuly to SeptemberOctober to DecemberJanuary to MarchApril to JuneJuly to SeptemberOctober to December
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet2
Bexley2
Brent
Bromley1
Camden141
City of London
Croydon1
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich3
Hackney1
Hammersmith and Fulham2
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Islington
Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough
Kingston-upon-Thames
Lambeth1
Lewisham2
Merton
Newham2
Richmond upon Thames
Southwark
Sutton3
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Westminster6
Greater London1094441

Period
2002
2003
AreaJanuary to MarchApril to JuneJuly to SeptemberOctober to DecemberJanuary to MarchApril to JuneJuly to SeptemberOctober to December
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet1
Bexley6121
Brent7
Bromley23
Camden31621018
City of London
Croydon24
Ealing1
Enfield1
Greenwich3
Hackney11
Hammersmith and Fulham2
Haringey
Harrow
Havering1
Hillingdon
Hounslow122
Islington1141
Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough1
Kingston-upon-Thames22
Lambeth
Lewisham21
Merton111
Newham
Richmond upon Thames21
Southwark15
Sutton11
Tower Hamlets111
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth3
Westminster23
Greater London421126202941









 
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Period
2004
2005
AreaJanuary to MarchApril to JuneJuly to SeptemberOctober to DecemberJanuary to MarchApril to JuneTotal issued
Barking and Dagenham1135
Barnet3422216
Bexley311320
Brent1223217
Bromley12211
Camden12512771292
City of London131117
Croydon61115
Ealing2541215
Enfield212713
Greenwich417119
Hackney2214214
Hammersmith and Fulham1434420
Haringey4588530
Harrow23117
Havering1338218
Hillingdon35411831
Hounslow36446331
Islington1133116
Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough13312415
Kingston-upon-Thames1229
Lambeth5835426
Lewisham2242419
Merton43133118
Newham2121210
Richmond upon Thames1436219
Southwark1516322
Sutton1133720
Tower Hamlets34710936
Waltham Forest2553217
Wandsworth3242317
Westminster25674439
Greater London45719780119105664


(68) Between 1 April 1999–31 May 2000 data were collected on aggregate numbers only by police force area (pfa). During this period nine ASBOs were issued, as reported, within Greater London pfa.
Note:
This local authority area table differs from criminal justice system area (cjsa) tables in that an issuing court can be outside the area in which the restrictions have been imposed.





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