§ 12. Huw Irranca-Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of anti-social behaviour measures in Wales. 
§ Mr. Touhig
My right hon. Friend and I have regular discussions with Ministerial colleagues on matters affecting Wales.
Following the Government's lead, the Police, Community Safety Partnerships and others in Wales, are increasingly using the wide range of powers put in 1625W place to tackle anti-social behaviour. New figures show that in the year to 31 March 2004 there was a 170 per cent. rise in the number of ASBOs issued in Wales.