HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c86W
Maria Eagle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parenting orders have been granted under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998; and how many are currently being processed. [137476]

Mr. Boateng

The parenting order under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 was implemented nationally on 1 June 2000 following successful pilots. Reinforcing parental responsibility is a key objective of the Government's youth justice reforms and the order provides a new means of supporting parents in exercising proper responsibility for their children's behaviour.

Information from the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales indicates that between 30 September 1998 and 31 March 2000, 284 parenting orders were made in the pilot areas. Information on the number of parenting orders currently being considered is not available centrally.