John Leech (Manchester, Withington, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many projects funded by her Department aimed at reducing knife crime have been the subject of evaluation reports since 2008; whether such reports were made available to the public; if she will place in the Library a copy of each such report which is not available online; what her policy is on evaluation of such projects in the context of further round funding; and if she will make a statement.
James Brokenshire (Old Bexley and Sidcup, Conservative)
The Tackling Knives Action Programme was taken forward by the previous Government. That programme has ended and all information relating to it can be found on the National Archives website.
This Government's programme to tackle knife crime is set out in the Ending Gang and Youth Violence Report published in November 2011 (Command Paper No. Cm8211, available from the Vote Office).
The report provides information on our Communities Against Gangs, Guns and Knives Fund. Section 4 of the report sets out how we will monitor progress.