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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) charges, (b) investigations and (c) prosecutions there have been under (i) the Animals (Cruel Poisons) Act 1962, (ii) the Abandonment of Animals Act 1960, (iii) the Docking and Nicking of Horses Act 1949, (iv) the Cockfighting Act 1952, (v) the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999, (vi) the Protection of Animals Act 1934, (vii) the Protection of Animals Act 1911 and (viii) the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 in the last 10 years. 
|Offence description||Offence Act||1994||1995||1996||1997||1998||1999|
|Cruelty to Animals.||Protection of Animals (Regulation) Act 1911||908||927||967||1,051||1,107||1,050|
|Prohibition of certain public contests performances and exhibitions with animals.||Protection of Animals Act 1934||4||2||3||6||4||0|
|Exhibition and training of performing animals without being registered.||Performing Animals (Regulations) Act 1925.||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Prohibition of docking and nicking exception in certain cases.||Docking and Nicking of Horses Act 1949||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Possession of appliances for use in fighting of domestic fowl rendered unlawful.||Cockfighting Act 1952||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|The abandonment of animals.||Abandonment of Animals Act 1960||21||18||25||26||36||17|
|Unlawful use of poison for destroying animals.||Animals (Cruel Poisons) Act 1962||1||0||0||1||1||0|
|Sale of dogs. Custody of dog in contravention of S9(2) and failure to comply with S9(5).||Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|Offence description||Offence Act||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004|
|Cruelty to Animals.||Protection of Animals (Regulation) Act 1911||1,074||975||1,006||999||984|
|Prohibition of certain public contests performances and exhibitions with animals.||Protection of Animals Act 1934||1||0||2||2||5|
|Exhibition and training of performing animals without being registered.||Performing Animals (Regulations) Act 1925.||0||0||0||0||0|
|Prohibition of docking and nicking exception in certain cases.||Docking and Nicking of Horses Act 1949||2||0||0||0||0|
|Possession of appliances for use in fighting of domestic fowl rendered unlawful.||Cockfighting Act 1952||0||0||0||0||0|
|The abandonment of animals.||Abandonment of Animals Act 1960||26||25||23||19||19|
|Unlawful use of poison for destroying animals.||Animals (Cruel Poisons) Act 1962||0||1||0||0||0|
|Sale of dogs. Custody of dog in contravention of S9(2) and failure to comply with S9(5).||Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999||0||0||0||0||1|
Hazel Blears: Parenting is a core element of the Respect programme and is essential for creating a strong society based on mutual respect. Over the next two years we will invest an additional £52 million to start a national programme of change in the way that public services respond to parents.
Nationally all local authorities will receive funding through the roll-out of children's centres and extended schoolsa key aim within this being to improve parenting provision. The Respect programme will also include investment in early intervention measures to support vulnerable children and young people and their families, including pathfinders which develop leading practice in supporting parents.
A further £28 million of new funding will be used to set up intensive family support programmes and provide parenting support to the most difficult families. To support parenting professionals a National Parenting Academy will be established to ensure that they have the necessary skills to delivery high quality parenting support.
Swindon is one of the Government's action areas, committed to tackling antisocial behaviour and the Respect Task Force will continue to support local practitioners who are tackling antisocial behaviour and delivering parenting programmes locally.
Hazel Blears: Our approach to tackling antisocial behaviour has been to prioritise what matters to our communitiesempowering people and local agencies to play an active role in establishing and reinforcing the boundaries of what is acceptable. Publicising actions taken to tackle antisocial behaviour is a key element of this work.
As a result of the Crime and Disorder Act Review, the new Police and Justice Bill proposes to create the power to develop national standards for all Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs). These will, among other things, ensure that all CDRPs consult and engage with their communities on a regular and on-going basis. National standards will be developed in the
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coming months. This issue was also covered in more detail in the Government's Respect Action Plan. We want to make sure that we build on good practice and promote a dialogue between local people and local services by ensuring that CDRPs hold regular face the people" briefingsquestion and answer sessions open to the public, media and community groups. This should ensure that the public are made aware of actions that are being taken locally to tackle antisocial behaviour in their communities.
Dan Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in (a) Bath and North East Somerset and (b) South Gloucestershire in each year since 1998. 
Hazel Blears: Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) introduced under the Crime and Disorder Act (1998) were made available to the courts from one April 1999. From commencement up to one June 2000 data were collected on aggregate numbers only by police force area. A table giving annual data broken down by the local government authority area in which prohibitions are imposed within ASBOs (since one June 2000) is available on the Crime Reduction website at www.crimereduction.gov.uk. This table gives data up to 30 June 2005 (latest available).
Mr. Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the research studies which have been (a) conducted and (b) commissioned by the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit in the last 12 months; and how many of these studies have been subject to peer review by (i) the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics department and (ii) external academies. 
Information on re-offending is published annually to monitor the target to reduce re-offending for offenders dealt with by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). The re-offending target for juveniles includes re-offending for young offenders given reprimands or final warnings and these rates are published annually. The most recent data are available on-line in Home Office OLR 08/05: 'Juvenile reconviction: results from the 2003 cohort' http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/onlinepubs1.html.
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