HC Deb 13 May 2004 vol 421 c486W
Chris Ruane

To ask the Solicitor-General which areas will be covered by the new anti-social behaviour prosecutors; and what mechanisms are in place for spreading best practice in combating antisocial behaviour. [172930]

The Solicitor-General

The twelve Areas covered by the new anti-social behaviour prosecutors are: Northumbria, Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Merseyside, Manchester, West Mercia, Birmingham, South Wales, Avon and Somerset, Sussex, Kent and London (North Sector).

The specialist prosecutors will be responsible for prosecuting anti-social behaviour cases and seeking orders on conviction.

Best practice is shared on a regular basis via a central project team and a dedicated Crown Prosecution Service intranet bulletin board. The expert prosecutors will be holding regular meetings with the Attorney General where they will circulate local good practice and feed back practitioner impact.

Those CPS Areas not included in the scope of the current project have now appointed lead anti-social behaviour prosecutors.