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|Number of journeys(13) (million)|
(13) Includes people granted leave to enter the UK in the year shown but who may have been temporarily admitted in previous years.
(14) A change in procedures may have resulted in some under-recording for the fourth quarter of 2000 and the first quarter of 2001.
Data on passengers given leave to enter the United Kingdom are published in the Command Paper "Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom 2002" (Cm6053), obtainable from the House Library, the Stationery Office and via the Home Office website http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/hobpubs1.html.
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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Anti-Social Behaviour Orders have been issued, broken down by (a) region of offender and (b) age of offender since their inception; and how many of these offenders have since been sentenced to custody. 
Ms Blears: Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) were introduced from 1 April 1999 on application to the magistrates court acting in its civil capacity. The Police Reform Act (2002) authorised the magistrates courts and the Crown court to issue ASBOs on conviction, and the county courts (from 1 April 2003), to issue ASBOs on application. Data are given in table A of numbers of ASBOs issued, at all courts, as reported to the Home Office, by court type, area and age, up to 30 September 2003 (latest available).
|MCC/Police force area||Total issued||1017||18 and over||Unknown(15)|
|Avon and Somerset||45||15||19||11|
|Devon and Cornwall||18||7||10||1|
|England and Wales MCC/ PFA||1,598||813||631||154|
|County Court Group|
|England and Wales County Court Group||2||||2|||
|Crown Court Circuit|
|South Eastern Provincial||2||||2|||
|Wales and Chester||1||||1|||
|England and Wales CC Circuits||23||5||18|||
|Total all courts England and Wales||1,623||818||651||154|
(15) From 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000 data collected by police force area on numbers issued only.
(16) Including City of London.
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|ASBOs issued||ASBOs breached|
|MCC/Police force area||Total||1017||18 and over||Unknown||Total||1017||18 and over||Unknown|
|Avon and Somerset||25||10||13||2||7||4||(18)3|||
|Devon and Cornwall||11||5||6||||4||1||3|||
|Total England and Wales||855||474||332||49||305||170||135|||
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|Custodial sentence given(20)|
|MCC/Police force area||Total||1017||18 and over||Unknown|
|Avon and Somerset||4||1||(18)3|||
|Devon and Cornwall||2||1||1|||
|Total England and Wales||152||71||81||0|
(17) Breaches are counted in this table on a persons basis, i.e. multiple breaches (occurring at the same time), or where the order has been breached on more than one occasion, are all counted as one breach.
(18) Includes breaches where the ASBO recipient was a juvenile when the order was given.
(19) Including City of London.
(20) Excluding two persons given a fully suspended sentence and five cases where a sentence of one day in police cells was given.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders as a means of fighting prostitution. 
Caroline Flint: Anti-Social Behaviour Orders have been used in several parts of England and Wales to tackle the anti-social behaviour resulting from prostitution. They are only one of the tools available to tackle anti-social behaviour, and anecdotal evidence suggests that they are more effective in dealing with the anti-social effects of prostitution when used together with support to help sex workers exit prostitution. Work is currently under way to scope the issues around prostitution and this will consider the effectiveness of all means of dealing with prostitution.
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Ms Blears: The Police Reform Act (December 2002) empowered registered social landlords to apply for Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) directly. Data are collected on the type of applicant only on those orders issued in the magistrates court, acting in its civil capacity, and within the county courts. Orders can also be made following conviction of an offence in the criminal courtsthere is no applicant for these orders.
|Age||1 January 2002 to 30 November 2002||1 December 2002(21) to 30 September 2003|
|18 and over||130||334|
(21) Following introduction of the Police Reform Act (December 2002) data for December 2002 have been included in the first quarter 2003.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for breach of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Ms Blears: The available information relating to breaches of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs), within England and Wales, covers the period 1 June 2000 to 31 December 2002. Of the total number of 329 persons prosecuted for breach of an ASBO during this period, 305 persons were found guilty.
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Anti-Social Behaviour Orders have been issued by (a) Merseyside Police and (b) local authorities in Merseyside in each of the last five years. 
Ms Blears: Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) were introduced from 1 April 1999 on application, by the Police or Local Authority, to the magistrates' court acting in its civil capacity. The Police Reform Act (2002) authorised the magistrates' courts and the Crown Court to issue ASBOs on conviction, and the county courts (from 1 April 2003), to issue ASBOs on application. Data are given in the table of numbers of ASBOs issued, at all courts, within Merseyside, up to 30 September 2003 (latest available).
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Data are collected on the type of applicant on those orders only issued in the magistrates court, acting in its civil capacity, and within the county courts. Orders can also be made following conviction of an offence in the
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criminal courtsthere is no applicant for these orders. Where applicable, data on the type of applicant are given in the table.
|Applications by||Issued where the applicant was|
|Period||Police||Local authority||County courts||Total||Police||Local authority||County courts||Total||Issued on conviction|
|1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000(22)||(23)||(23)||(24)||12||(23)||(23)||(24)||8||(24)|
|1 June 2000 to 31 December 2000||2||1||(24)||3||2||1||(24)||3||(24)|
|1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001||0||7||(24)||7||0||7||(24)||7||(24)|
|1 January 2002 to 30 November 2002||0||22||(24)||22||0||22||(24)||22||(24)|
|1 December 2002 to 30 September 2003||4||23||(24)||27||4||22||1||27||0|
(22) From 1 April 1999 to 31 May 2000 data was collected by police force area only on numbers issued or refused.
(23) Not available.
(24) Not applicable.
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