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TACKLE YOB BEHAVIOUR TO GET MORE CASH

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Scottish councils risk losing out on anti-social behaviour funding unless they do more to stamp out loutish behavio...
Scottish councils risk losing out on anti-social behaviour funding unless they do more to stamp out loutish behaviour.

Justice minister Cathy Jamieson warned the allocation of additional resources would depend on councils showing they had made full use of the powers given to them under last year's anti-social behaviour bill, including a little-used power to issue anti-social behaviour orders to children under 16.

'A blanket ban on any of [the act's] provisions is not acceptable for the victims and communities that are suffering from the impact of anti-social behaviour,' she said.

Ms Jamieson stressed councils would be assessed on effectiveness, not the number of orders they issue.

'We will be expecting community planning partnerships to show they have used the provisions in the act to make real, tangible improvements for people,' she said.

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