HC Deb 30 June 1997 vol 297 c3W
Caroline Flint

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he is proposing to tackle anti-social behaviour within neighbourhoods. [5492]

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.