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Sobriety Orders: Pilot Schemes

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 6416, tabled on 9 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy of the results of the Alcohol Abstinence Monitoring Requirements scheme piloted in Croydon; and whether he plans to make this method of disposal available to the courts without restriction nationwide.

Answered on

16 July 2015

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) are currently running a pilot to test a delivery model of Alcohol Abstinence Monitoring Requirements (AAMRs). Interim results are available on and a full evaluation will be available at the end of the pilot.

The Government set out in its manifesto that it would make sobriety orders available to all courts in England and Wales. We want to learn lessons from this pilot in order to inform national rollout.