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Neighbourhood policing is central to providing a police service that is responsive to local
crime and antisocial behaviour (ASB) concerns. Since 2002 we have invested over £1 billion to ensure that there is now a neighbourhood policing team in every neighbourhood, including over 13,500 officers and 16,000 PCSOs, with a range of tools and powers to deal with ASB. These teams engage with their local communities to understand their concerns-which will usually include ASB-and work with partners to address them. Between March 2008 and March 2009 public confidence that police and local agencies are dealing with local crime and ASB matters has increased from 45 per cent. to 49 per cent.
In December 2008, we introduced the policing pledge, which outlines commitments that the police service have made to the public, including minimum response times, holding monthly meetings to understand local concerns, providing monthly updates on action taken to deal with those concerns and visiting victims of crime. I welcome the recent inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) of the delivery of the pledge, in each police force ensuring that the public know how well their force is doing. Police authorities and forces are now working to respond to the challenge this has set them.
The Government are clear that there is more to be done. On 13 October I announced a package of measures to improve the collective response to ASB. This includes extra support for victims of antisocial behaviour and a crackdown on those that breach ASBOs and new local minimum service standards agreed with the public that outline what they should expect from councils, police and social landlords to deal with intimidation.
In 62 priority CDRPs, support and advice will be provided from a Home Office regional delivery manager, supported by the ASB action squad of expert practitioners, to make sure that the police, councils and housing are working together effectively to tackle ASB. All 62 partnerships have had face to face meetings, five partnerships have already been visited to begin the assessment process and the remaining 57 are due to be visited in the next six weeks.
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps may be taken by the relevant authorities in respect of the parents of young people who breach their anti-social behaviour orders. 
Alan Johnson: Breach of an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) is a criminal offence. Currently whenever a child is in court convicted of a criminal offence, the court must consider making a parenting order where the court's assessment is that this is in the interests of preventing a repetition of antisocial behaviour by the child.
We are proposing to bring in legislation to make a parenting order mandatory when a child (aged 10 to 15) breaches an ASBO. In tandem with this we are also proposing that children being considered for an ASBO receive a parenting needs assessment.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders were issued in Coventry in (a) 2008 and (b) 1997; and what the most common reason was for their issue in each such year. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) became available from 1 April 1999. Data on the number issued currently covers the period to the end of 2007. These data are not available below Criminal Justice System (CJS) area level.
Data on the number of ASBOs issued held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform do not include information detailing the specific nature of the antisocial behaviour which resulted in the court issuing the ASBO. This could only be determined by examining individual court files which could be achieved only at disproportionate cost.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour
orders have been issued in (a) Derbyshire and (b) North East Derbyshire constituency since 1998. 
Mr. Alan Campbell: Antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs) became available from 1 April 1999. The latest available data on the number of ASBOs issued cover the period 1 April 1999 to 31 December 2007. These data are not available below Criminal Justice System (CJS) area level.
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|(1) Figures for North Yorkshire have been revised since the publication of the annual figures in July 2009.|
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