Anti-social behaviour

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This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on anti-social behaviour. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

20.10.2016The Troubled Families programme (England)
The Troubled Families programme works with families with multiple problems, such as unemployment, anti-social behaviour, truancy and mental health problems. It is operated at a local authority level on a payment-by-results model.
11.08.2016Dangerous Dogs
An overview of dangerous dogs legislation.
09.05.2016Fly-tipping - the illegal dumping of waste
This Commons Library briefing paper 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. In 2013/14 there was a significant increase in reported cases of fly-tipping across England and incidents increased again in 2014/15.
19.02.2016Gangs: a select bibliography
This note provides a bibliography of recent research on gangs and youth crime.
12.02.2016Litter: key trends, policy and legislation in England
A House of Commons Library Briefing Paper examining trends in litter and the policy and legislation in place to address litter problems in England.
15.10.2015The Psychoactive Substances Bill 2015
This briefing paper is prepared for the Second Reading of the Psychoactive Substances Bill on 19 October 2015.
03.09.2015Constituency Casework: Anti-Social Behaviour
Get help with constituency casework: Anti-Social Behaviour. A briefing to assist MPs and their staff in dealing with enquiries from constituents regarding anti-social behaviour.
16.06.2015Anti-social behaviour in private housing (England)
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.
13.03.2015Selective 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.

Lords Library Notes

25.10.2013Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (HL Bill 52 of 2013-14)
Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (HL Bill 52 of 2013-14)
09.05.2011Debate on 21 May: Safe and Active Communities
This Library Note provides background reading for the debate on the report 'Our Vision for Safe and Active Communities'.


24.09.2015Trends in Crime and Criminal Justice
This POSTnote describes crime patterns, and highlights issues with crime measurement and data. It also identifies key developments in the criminal justice system.
21.11.2013Minimising the harms of khat
This POSTnote summarises the evidence on the impact of khat on health and possible social harms in the UK and comparable international experiences of legislation and control.

Select Committee Reports

10.11.2009Regulatory Reform Committee.
Regulatory Reform Select Committee report [Commons]

Early Day Motions

That this House notes with concern that there are an estimated 5,000 Mosquito devices in the UK; believes that there is a lack of research into the short and long-term effects of the ...
That this House views with concern the levels of alcohol-related disorder and violence, particularly in city centres; notes that alcohol-related crime costs the public 7.3 billion ...
That this House notes the growing use of ultrasonic Mosquito devices; agrees with the Children's Commissioner, Sir Alan Aynsley-Green, that these are ultrasonic weapons designed to ...
That this House congratulates South Devon Liberal Youth's campaign against the ultrasonic Mosquito device at Teignmouth station which has led to Network Rail cutting the use of the ...
That this House congratulates Rachel and Josh Maynard of St. Michael's Church in Aberystwyth for their establishment of Aberystwyth NightLight in November 2008, which arranges for volunteers ...


  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses