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Dr. Ladyman: Current legislation allows local authorities to propose pricing on trunk roads as part of a local scheme, subject to approval by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State announced in a written ministerial statement on 8 February 2007, Official Report, column 47WS, the publication of guidance for local authorities interested in developing business cases for funding from the Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) for local schemes to tackle congestion. The road pricing section of this guidance sets out the Governments position on this point.
Mr. Coaker: An emergency text relay service is already available to give the deaf and hard of hearing access to the emergency services. In addition a working group, including representatives from the emergency services and the mobile operators, has been set up by the 999 liaison committee to see whether short message service emergency number service can be provided.
Mr. Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of levels of perception of antisocial behaviour in (a) England and Wales and (b) West Bromwich East constituency in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker [holding answer 4 June 2007]: The perception of antisocial behaviour is measured by the British crime survey. In 2005-06 the percentage of people perceiving a high level of antisocial behaviour according to the BCS in England and Wales was 17 per cent. In 2004-05 the figure was 17 per cent. and in 2003-04 the figure was 16 per cent.
The BCS data is not broken down to constituency level, and only figures for the police force area are available. These figures show that for the West Midlands police force area the percentage of people perceiving a high level of antisocial behaviour was 26 per cent. in 2005-06 and 21 per cent. in 2004-05. There are no published figures for the perceptions data for the West Midlands police force area in 2003-04 as at that time the reporting of antisocial behaviour was measured using five strands of behaviour rather than the seven strands used currently. However, the BCS detected no statistically significant changes in the overall level of antisocial behaviour between 2003-04 and 2004-05 in the West Midlands police force area.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued in each year since 2001 in each police force area, broken down by those given to people aged (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 18, (c) 19 to 25, (d) 26 to 50 and (e) 51 years and over. 
|Table A2: Persons all ages and unknownNumber of antisocial behaviour orders issued at all courts, as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service, by area and year, April 1999 to December 2005|
|CJS area||Total issued||Ap r 1999- May 2000||Jun-Dec 2000||200 1||2002||2003|
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