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Crime Reduction Strategy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 29th November 1999.

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Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Secretary of State for the Home Department 3:30 pm, 29th November 1999

I have not seen the survey and I do not believe it. If the level of juvenile nuisance is so great that it is driving the hon. Gentleman and his constituents mad—as evidently it is—I suggest that he urges the local authority and the police to apply for an anti-social behaviour order. We have had similar problems in Blackburn. The police secured an anti-social behaviour order in respect of one offender and I understand that it has proved very effective.