§ 21. Mr. Jacques Arnold
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the use being made of community service orders.
§ Mr. John Patten
The courts are making good use of the community service order. In 1990, following the introduction of national standards, the number of orders rose by 10 per cent., from 34,040 in 1989 to 37,490 in 1990.