Anti-social behaviour

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17 Documents
This note considers the financial cost of litter in England and Wales, and the penalties available under current legislation to the enforcing authorities. It also considers forthcoming legislation, and what the public and local groups can do to combat litter.
13.03.2015Selective licensing of private landlords (England & Wales)
This note explains the history and operation of selective licensing schemes for private rented properties since local authorities acquired the power to introduce these schemes in April 2006.
03.03.2015Anti-social behaviour in social housing (England)
This note gives an overview of the remedies available to social landlords to deal with tenants who exhibit anti-social behaviour; a term which covers a disparate and broad range of conduct from tensions between neighbours to violent and intimidatory behaviour.
23.02.2015Anti-social behaviour in private housing
This note outlines the legal position and potential remedies available where people find themselves living next door to tenants of private landlords or owner-occupiers who exhibit anti-social behaviour.
13.01.2015Control of Horses Bill 2014-15
There are proposals to update fly-grazing legislation. This note covers the private Members' bill put forward by Julian Sturdy MP.
03.02.2014Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill: Lords Amendments
This note gives background on Lords Amendments to the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill, which are due to be considered by the Commons on 4 February 2014.
10.10.2013The Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill: Debate in Parliament
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (Bill 7 of 2013-14) is due to have its report stage on 14 and 15 October 2013. This note sets out the debate so far.
30.05.2013Dangerous Dogs
A summary of existing legislation and changes announced in February 2013
24.05.2013The Protection from Harassment Act 1997
This note gives a broad outline of the criminal and civil remedies which the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 can give.
21.08.2012Anti-social Behaviour - The Government's Proposals
The Government has consulted on reforming powers to deal with anti-social behaviour, and will be introducing draft legislation. This note discusses the proposals.
01.06.2012Anti-social behaviour remedies - an overview
This note provides only a brief overview of the subject, together with suggested sources. Further information on policy, together with more detailed, specialised notes about particular remedies can be found on the Anti-social Behaviour topic page of the Parliament website.
30.05.2012The "Community Trigger": The Government's proposals on Anti-social Behaviour
The Government is proposing to introduce a "Community Trigger" as part of its reforms to the law on anti-social behaviour. This note looks at the proposals, and at some similar sorts of "triggers" which Labour introduced.
27.04.2012Constituency-level crime data
This note highlights the constituency-level crime data that is potentially available.
23.09.2010Anti-social behaviour: a select bibliography
05.08.2010Fly tipping--the illegal dumping of waste
There are large environmental, social and financial impacts associated with fly tipping and the illegal dumping of waste. Local authorities, the Environment Agency and landowners spend more than £100 million every year tackling the consequences of fly tipping. This note gives a general overview of the extent of the problem of fly-tipping and the powers and responsibilities of the Environment Agency, local authorities and landowners to deal with it.
03.08.2010Anti-social Behaviour Orders
The Home Secretary Theresa May criticised ASBOs in a speech in July 2010. Her criticisms were rejected by former Labour Home Secretaries. ASBOs were introduced by the Crime and Disorder Act 1988. Their use was slow to start with, but peaked in 2005 before declining again. Some commentators argue that authorities are using alternative remedies. Evaluations have highlighted the relatively high breach rate, but also their role in deterring anti-social behaviour. Publication of a Home Office review is awaited.
30.10.2009Anti Social Behaviour Order Statistics
Anti Social Behaviour Order Statistics. By Gavin Berman. SN/SG/3112.
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04.06.2013Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill
This Bill, which is wide-ranging, will receive its second reading in the House of Commons on 10 June 2013. Amongst other changes, it would reform the 'tool kit' of remedies for anti-social behaviour; amend the law on dangerous dogs; introduce new firearms offences; criminalise forced marriage; give powers to the new College of Policing; implement some of the Winsor report's recommendations on police remuneration; provide new powers for the Independent Police Complaints Commission; and make changes to compensation for miscarriage of justice.
15.02.2010Children, Schools and Families Bill: Committee Stage Report Bill No 8 of 2009-10
This is an account of the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Children, Schools and Families Bill. The Bill contained a clause on the charitable status of academies, but the Government decided it could achieve its objectives by non-legislative means, and at the end of the Committee Stage the clause was removed. No other changes were made to the Bill in Committee. There were many amendments proposed by the opposition parties but none was successful.
22.12.2009Crime and Security Bill. Bill 3 2009-10.
The Bill would amend the law governing the taking, retention and destruction of fingerprints and DNA data from persons arrested for, charged with or convicted of criminal offences. It would reduce the requirements on the police to record information following a stop and search. It would introduce new 'go' orders for suspected perpetrators of domestic violence, which could mean excluding them from their homes in order to protect the victim. The Bill would also, in effect, extend new injunctions for gang-related violence to 14-18 year olds, and require courts to issue a Parenting Order where a child under 16 had breached an Anti-social Behaviour Order. It would require wheel clamping companies to be licensed, and create a new offence of possessing an authorised mobile phone in a prison. It also creates a new offence of preventing a person under 18 from gaining unauthorised access to air weapons.
16.12.2009Children, Schools and Families Bill. Bill 8 2009-10.
This Bill provides 'guarantees' for pupils and parents in the school system, underpinned by new Home School Agreements, and makes provision for parental satisfaction surveys. It also makes changes to the powers of governing bodies of maintained schools; extends the remit of School Improvement Partners; provides greater powers for local authorities and the Secretary of State in relation to failing schools; paves the way for the introduction of School Report Cards; and makes provision to introduce a licence to practise for teachers. The Bill also seeks to implement the recommendations of several major reports. These changes affect the school curriculum; provide a registration system for home educators; and provide an additional right of appeal for parents of children with special educational needs. The Bill would also make changes to the reporting of information relating to family proceedings. Other provisions relate to Local Safeguarding Children Boards, Youth Offending Teams, the charitable status of academies, and the fees system for the inspection of independent schools.
09.08.2007The Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Bill 130 of 2006-07
17.06.2005Violent Crime Reduction Bill (Bill 10 of 2005-06)
The Violent Crime Reduction Bill (Bill 10 2005-06). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/49
04.04.2003Anti-social Behaviour Bill (Bill 83 of 2002/03)
Anti-social Behaviour Bill .(Bill 83 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/34.
13.12.1996Stalking, harassment and intimidation and the Protection from Harassment Bill
Stalking, harassment and intimidation and the Protection from Harassment Bill (Bill 49 1996/97). House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/115.