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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 4th June 2008.

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Photo of David Kidney David Kidney PPS (Rt Hon Rosie Winterton, Minister of State), Department for Transport 11:30 am, 4th June 2008

On behalf of myself and other Back Benchers, may I add my condolences to the family and friends of Marine Dale Gostick, who was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan? Our thoughts are also with his two comrades who were seriously injured in that explosion.

The tragic killings from stabbings are causing concern everywhere in the country, though I stress that they are not happening everywhere. Will my right hon. Friend accept that, alongside tough laws on possession and use, it is important to take action with families, schools and communities to tackle a culture that allows some people to think that it is acceptable to carry a weapon?

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Christopher Ashley
Posted on 5 Jun 2008 4:55 pm

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Christopher Ashley
Posted on 5 Jun 2008 5:02 pm (Report this annotation)

I also would like to give tribute to Marine Dale Gostick, a brave hero doing to his duty for his country, a country which sorely needs more defence at home than abroad now.

Once can't help but notice that the stabbing attack just happen to happen where multi culture is at its highest.