Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Metcalfe calls for more powers on anti-social behaviour

Stephen Metcalfe (South Basildon and East Thurrock, Conservative)

One of the worst forms of antisocial behaviour that my constituents tell me about involves people’s lifestyles and actions having a really detrimental effect on their neighbours’ quality of life. What proposals are the Government bringing forward to help the police and local authorities to deal with this problem?

James Brokenshire (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Home Office; Old Bexley and Sidcup, Conservative)

As my hon. Friend has rightly said, these are local issues that deserve local solutions. There has been a consultation on speeding up the eviction of antisocial tenants; it closes today. The rights of a tenancy bring with them responsibilities, and we will be reflecting on that consultation in due course, once the responses are finalised.


  1. Is it just me, or does this response seem to imply that anti-social behaviour is carried out mainly by tenants (i.e not by owner-occupiers). If so, that shows very worrying prejudice.


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