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Public Spaces Protection Orders

Question for Home Office

UIN 266119, tabled on 18 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of public space protection orders issued since 2014 in England and Wales.

Answered on

8 July 2019

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) are designed to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour (ASB) in a public space. Local councils are responsible for determining whether use of a PSPO is appropriate, and the Home Office does not centrally collate data on the number issued.

The effectiveness of PSPOs and other ASB powers is kept under review through the Home Office’s Anti-social Behaviour Strategic Board which brings together a range of partners and representatives from key agencies and Government departments.

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