Gloria De Piero, Shadow Home Office Minister, said in response to the Home Affairs Select Committee report into the draft Anti-Social Behaviour Bill:
"Too many people are still waiting too long for their anti-social behaviour complaints to be dealt with.
"The Home Affairs Select Committee report into the draft Anti-Social Behaviour Bill makes clear that ASB is still a blight on people’s lives and they are not getting the support they deserve quickly enough.
"The Home Secretary's proposed community trigger is not the answer. Recommending that people have to wait until five complaints have been made before agencies have to act does not reflect the misery that can be caused by ASB.
"FOI information for the first quarter of the operation of the community trigger in the five pilot areas is not encouraging.
"In Manchester between June and October last year there were 23,648 recorded incidents of anti-social behaviour. The Community Trigger was successfully activated just three times during that period. And in Brighton there were 7,048 incidents of ASB recorded between June and October but the Community Trigger was successfully activated just four times.
"The community trigger isn't the answer. Communities need Labour's 24-hour guarantee to ensure a rapid response to complaints."<div>