ASBOs need to be properly enforced’

PUBLISHED: 12:33 11 October 2007 | UPDATED: 12:57 04 May 2010

MP Jim Paice has questioned the effectiveness of anti-social behaviour orders in the county as statistics reveal that half of them have been breached. The figures also reveal that there have been no Individual Support Orders which can be attached to ASBOs

MP Jim Paice has questioned the effectiveness of anti-social behaviour orders in the county as statistics reveal that half of them have been breached.

The figures also reveal that there have been no Individual Support Orders which can be attached to ASBOs given to 10 to 17-year-olds to address the underlying causes of anti social behaviour.

From 1999, when ASBOs were introduced, until 2005, 101 were issued in the county and 49 were breached.

Said Mr Paice, MP for South East Cambridgeshire. "If ASBOs are to work they need to be enforced and supported by measures to tackle the underlying causes of anti-social behaviour.

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