§ Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to respond substantively to the recommendation of the Review of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 in relation to the deletion of offenders' criminal records at 18 for the purposes of employment. 
§ Paul Goggins
The Government response to the Review was published in April 2003, and a copy placed in the Library. The recommendation attracted little support and the Government has deferred consideration of it until the impact of other elements of the proposed new disclosure scheme on the resettlement of young offenders can be assessed.
The number of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders, as reported to the Home Office, issued within, the West Mercia MCC area, by local authority and quarter, up to 30 November 2002 (latest available) Local authority1 October- December 2001 January- March 2002 April- June 2002 July- September 2002 October- November 2002 Total North Shropshire District Council 0 0 0 0 2 2 Oswestry Borough Council 0 2 0 0 0 2 Total 0 2 0 0 2 4 1Local authorities within the constituency of Shropshire North.