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Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

    1. Part 1 – Antisocial behaviour strategies

    2. Part 2 – Antisocial behaviour orders

    3. Part 3 – Dispersal of groups

    4. Part 4 – Closure of premises

    5. Part 5 – Noise nuisance

    6. Part 6 –The environment

    7. Part 7 – Antisocial behaviour notices

    8. Part 8 – Registration of certain landlords

    9. Part 9 – Parenting orders

    10. Part 10 – Further criminal measures

    11. Part 11 – Fixed penalties

    12. Part 12 – Children’s hearings

    13. Part 13 – Miscellaneous and general

  3. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1 – Antisocial Behaviour Strategies

      1. Section 1 – Antisocial behaviour strategies

      2. Section 2 – Reports and information

      3. Section 3 – Scottish Ministers’ power to apply sections 1 and 2 to registered social landlords

    2. Part 2 – Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      1. Section 4 – Antisocial behaviour orders

      2. Section 5 – Antisocial behaviour orders: variation and revocation

      3. Section 6 – Appeals: effect on competence of application under section 5

      4. Section 7 – Interim antisocial behaviour orders

      5. Section 8 – Notification of making etc. of orders and interim orders

      6. Section 9 – Breach of orders

      7. Section 10 – Breach of orders: prohibition of detention of children

      8. Section 11 – Breach of orders: arrest without warrant

      9. Section 12 – Sheriff’s power to refer case to children’s hearing

      10. Section 13 – Sheriff’s power to make parenting order

      11. Section 14 – Provision of information to local authorities

      12. Section 15 – Records of orders

      13. Section 16 – Guidance in relation to antisocial behaviour orders

      14. Section 17 – Arrangement of study into operation of Part

      15. Section 18 – Interpretation of Part 2

    3. Part 3 – Dispersal of Groups

      1. Section 19 – Authorisations

      2. Section 20 – Authorisations: supplementary

      3. Section 21 – Powers exercisable in pursuance of authorisations

      4. Section 22 – Powers under section 21: supplementary

      5. Section 23 – Guidance in relation to dispersal of groups

      6. Section 24 – Operation of Part: arrangement of study

      7. Section 25 – Interpretation of Part 3

    4. Part 4 – Closure of Premises

      1. Section 26 – Authorisation of closure notice

      2. Section 27 – Service etc.

      3. Section 28 – Application to sheriff

      4. Section 29 – Closure orders

      5. Section 30 – Application: determination

      6. Section 31 – Enforcement

      7. Section 32 – Extension

      8. Section 33 – Revocation

      9. Section 34 – Access to other premises

      10. Section 35 – Reimbursement of expenditure

      11. Section 36 – Appeals

      12. Section 37 – Offences

      13. Section 38 – Offences under section 37: arrest without warrant

      14. Section 39– Guidance in relation to closure of premises

      15. Section 40 – Interpretation of Part 4

    5. Part 5 –Noise Nuisance

      1. Section 41 - Application of noise control provisions to local authority areas

      2. Section 42 – Revocation or variation of resolution under section 41

      3. Section 43 - Investigation of excessive noise from certain places

      4. Section 44  - Warning Notices

      5. Section 45 - Offence where noise exceeds permitted level after service of notice

      6. Sections 46 - Fixed penalty notices

      7. Section 47- Powers of entry and seizure of equipment used to make noise unlawfully

      8. Schedule 1  (introduced by section 47)

        Powers in relation to equipment seized under Section 47

      9. Section 48 -Permitted level of noise

      10. Section 49- Approval of measuring devices

      11. Section 50 –Power to provide funds to local authorities

      12. Section 51 –Fixed Penalty Notices: supplementary

      13. Section 52- Guidance in relation to this Part

      14. Section 53 – Meaning of “relevant place” and “relevant property”

      15. Section 54- Interpretation of Part 5

    6. Part 6 – the Environment

      1. Section 55 – Contraventions of section 33(1)(a) and (c) of 1990 Act: fixed penalty notices

      2. Section 56 – Litter: power of constables to issue fixed penalty notices

      3. Section 57 – Directions in respect of duty under section 89 of 1990 Act

      4. Section 58 – Power of local authority to serve notice about graffiti

      5. Section 59– Power to modify meaning of “relevant surface”

      6. Section 60 – Graffiti removal notice: content and service

      7. Section 61 - Non-compliance with graffiti removal notice

      8. Section 62 – Guidance to local authorities about graffiti removal functions

      9. Section 63 – Appeal against graffiti removal notice

      10. Section 64 – Appeal against notice under section 61(4)

      11. Section 65 – Graffiti removal notices: exemptions from liability

      12. Section 66 and schedule 2 – Increase in penalties for certain environmental offences

    7. Part 7 - Housing: Antisocial Behaviour Notices

      1. Section 68 – Antisocial behaviour notices

      2. Section 69  –Review of antisocial behaviour notices

      3. Section 70 – Internal procedure on review

      4. Section 71 – Failure to comply with notice: order as to rental income

      5. Section 72 – Appeals against orders under section 71

      6. Section 73 – Orders under section 71: revocation and suspension

      7. Section 74 – Failure to comply with notice: management control order

      8. Schedule 3 – Management control orders

      9. Section 75 – Management control order: notification

      10. Section 76 – Management control order: revocation

      11. Section 77 – Management control order: notification of revocation

      12. Section 78 – Failure to comply with notice: action by authority at landlord’s  expense

      13. Section 79Failure to comply with notice: offence

      14. Section 80 – Regulations about advice and assistance: Part 7

      15. Section 81 – Interpretation of Part 7

    8. Part 8 - Housing: Registration of Certain Landlords

      1. Section 82 – Registers

      2. Section 83 – Application for registration

      3. Section 84 – Registration

      4. Section 85 – Section 84: considerations

      5. Section 86 – Notification of registration or refusal to register

      6. Section 87 - Duty of registered person to provide information to local authority

      7. Section 88 – Registered person: appointment of agent

      8. Section 89 – Removal from register

      9. Section 90 – Notification of removal from register: registered person

      10. Section 91 – Notification of removal from register: other persons

      11. Section 92Appeal against refusal to register or removal from register

      12. Section 93Offences

      13. Section 94 – Circumstances in which no rent to be payable

      14. Section 95 – Notices under section 94: revocation

      15. Section 96 – Notification of revocation of notice

      16. Section 97 – Appeals

      17. Section 98 – Grants to local authorities

      18. Section 99 – Regulations about advice and assistance: Part 8

      19. Section 100 – Amendment of Housing (Scotland) Act 1988

      20. Section 101 – Interpretation of Part 8

    9. Part 9 – Parenting Orders

      1. Section 102 – Applications

      2. Section 103 – Parenting orders

      3. Section 104 – Notification of making of order

      4. Section 105 – Review of order

      5. Section 106 – Appeals

      6. Section 107 – Failure to comply with order

      7. Section 108 – Procedural requirements

      8. Section 109 – General considerations relating to making, varying and revoking order

      9. Section 110 – Account to be taken of religion, work and education

      10. Section 111 – Restriction on reporting proceedings relating to parenting orders

      11. Section 112 – Conduct of proceedings by reporters

      12. Section 113 – Initial investigations by Principal Reporter

      13. Section 114 – Power of court to direct Principal Reporter to consider application for parenting order

      14. Section 115 – Guidance about parenting orders

      15. Section 116 – Power of hearing to direct Principal Reporter to consider application for parenting order

      16. Section 117 – Interpretation of Part 9

    10. Part 10 – Further Criminal Measures

      1. Section 118 – Antisocial behaviour orders

      2. Section 119 – Record of antisocial behaviour orders made in criminal courts

      3. Section 120 – Community reparation orders

      4. Section 121 – Restriction of liberty orders

      5. Section 122 – Offence of selling spray paint to child

      6. Section 123 – Requirement to display warning statement

      7. Section 124 – Offences under sections 122 and 123: enforcement

      8. Section 125 – Offences under section 122 and 123: powers of entry, inspection and seizure

      9. Section 126 – Vehicles used in manner causing alarm, distress or annoyance

      10. Section 127– Retention etc. of vehicles seized under section 126

    11. Part 11 – Fixed Penalties

      1. Section 128 – Fixed penalty offences

      2. Section 129 – Fixed penalty notices

      3. Section 130 – Amount of fixed penalty and form of fixed penalty notice

      4. Section 131 – Effect of fixed penalty notice

      5. Section 132 – Payment of fixed penalty

      6. Section 133 – Revocation of fixed penalty notices

      7. Section 134 – Interpretation of Part 11

    12. Part 12 – Children’s Hearings

      1. Section 135 – Supervision requirements: conditions restricting movement

      2. Section 136 – Supervision requirements: duties of local authorities

      3. Section 137 – Failure to provide education for excluded pupils: reference

    13. Part 13 – Miscellaneous and General

      1. Section 138 – Privacy of certain proceedings

      2. Section 139 – Disclosure and sharing of information

      3. Section 140 – Equal opportunities

      4. Section 141 – Orders and regulations

      5. Section 142 – Directions

      6. Section 143 – Interpretation: “antisocial behaviour” and other expressions

      7. Section 144 – Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

      8. Section 145 – Short title and commencement

  4. Parliamentary History

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