HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c1095W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many child curfew orders have been issued in Essex in each of the last five years for which records exist. [28418]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 18 January 2002]: No applications have been received to impose child curfew schemes under section 14 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Sections 48 and 49 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, which took effect on 1 August 2001, extended the upper age limit to 15 and allowed the police, as well as local authorities, to initiate schemes. Local areas are assessing the implications of these changes and we know that local consultation is taking place.