Crime Statistics

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th July 1987.

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Photo of Mr Anthony Favell Mr Anthony Favell , Stockport 12:00 am, 16th July 1987

Is it not high time that we introduced legislation to prevent the sale of knives to under 18-yearolds? Does my hon. Friend recall that at one time there was great concern about the sale and use of flick-knives? That was abolished with great success. We cannot sell cigarettes to under 16-year-olds, we cannot sell liquor to under 18-year-olds, so why should they be able to buy knives?