HC Deb 07 July 1997 vol 297 c362W
26. Mr. Olner

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to deal with criminal anti-social behaviour in neighbourhoods. [5535]

Mr. Michael

We intend to introduce Community Safety Orders in the Crime and Disorder Bill.

Courts will be given the power to grant such orders on the application of a local authority or the police. The order will apply to a named individual or individuals and would prevent that person or persons from continuing with specified anti-social conduct.

A breach of the order will be a criminal offence which would carry stiff penalties—including the possibility of imprisonment.