Briefing - Anti-Social Behaviour Bill: Second Reading
By: Marc Francis Published: April 2003
This Shelter briefing focuses on Part 2 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill that set out new powers for social landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour.
- Briefing - Anti-Social Behaviour Bill: Second Reading (PDF 178.8 KB)
The briefing also sets out the context within which these measures should be seen. It was produced for the Bill's second reading on 8 April 2003.
Shelter believes the response to anti-social behaviour should meet a number of tests and should, in particular:
- Be effective in tackling behavioural problems and addressing the causes of those problems
- Strike the right balance between prevention, support and enforcement
- Provide practitioners with practical, proportionate tools that they can understand and use
- Be consistent with wider policies to tackle homelessness and reduce poverty
- Make effective and appropriate use of the courts