Antisocial Behaviour

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 9 July 2007.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster Shadow Minister (International Development) 2:30, 9 July 2007

According to Milton Keynes community safety partnership's latest survey, a massive 72 per cent. of respondents listed antisocial behaviour as their principal concern, and only two weeks ago, a former Labour councillor was convicted of punching a young mother in the face outside a school in Milton Keynes. As actions speak louder than words, what will the Minister do to reassure my constituents that he is serious about tackling antisocial behaviour in Milton Keynes?


Jenny Rogers
Posted on 10 Jul 2007 11:33 am (Report this annotation)

If as much money was spent on "watching" the anti-social behaviour of the residents (both young and old)as is planned to be spent by paying people to "spy" on anyone having a cigarette, we'd all feel so much safer. Why does the government condone the easy targets of smokers, we smokers don't attack people with knives or guns, don't thieve from others to pay for the habit as do drug users, and in fact, if we are in a situation where we can feel our tempers beginning to kick in, it's usually a cigarette that helps us to calm down. Why is the non-smoking rule not applicable in the House of Commons where the idea originated from, how hypocritical is that if you please? and why is the non-smoking rule also not applicable in prisons, if anything, it should be doubly enforced in prisons, if all the anti-social people you're trying to stop ended up in prison where they had their priveledges taken away, ie: TV, games, drinking, drugs and smoking, the punishment really would be a true punishment and it would encourage the offenders to try harder to be better people when they were allowed to walk back amongst us again. - or is that too simple??