§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the number of antisocial behaviour orders issued in North Yorkshire in(a) 2000, (b) 2001 and (c) 2002. 
§ Ms Blears
Information held centrally up to 31 May 2000 is for the number of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) issued within England and Wales by police force area only. From 1 June 2000 official statistics on the number of ASBOs issued and refused within England and Wales are based on quarterly returns from Magistrates Courts Committees (MCCs).
Information is given in the table on the number of notifications, as reported to the Home Office, of ASBOs issued in North Yorkshire from 1 April 1999 up to 30 November 2002 (latest available).
We are aware that the numbers of ASBOs made nationally have been consistently under reported in returns made by magistrates courts and are considering how reporting can be improved.
The number of notifications, as reported to the Home Office, of ASBOs issued in North Yorkshire, from 1 April 1999 to 30 November 2002 1 April 1999 to 31 May 20001 4 1 June 2000 to 31 December 2000 0 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001 7 1 January 2002 to 30 November 2002s2 0 Total 11 1Data available by police force area only 2Latest available. Fallowing implementation of the police Reform Act (2 December 2002), data for December 2002 will be incorporated into the first quarter 2003 data.