Briefing - Anti-Social Behaviour Bill: Second Reading

By: Marc Francis
Published: April 2003

Briefing - Anti-Social Behaviour Bill: Second Reading

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