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 Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party 11:30 am, 4th June 2008

I thank my hon. Friend and I join her in sending condolences to the family that have suffered so much as a result of a knife crime that has led to a death. As I said earlier, we have to take every possible measure to remove knives from our streets. That is why we have taken the action that we have, and that is why tomorrow we will be publishing more proposals about what we can do. I think that it is very important that every parent gets the message that they, too, are responsible when their teenage children are carrying knives. We want to support them in every effort to get knives off the streets.

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Christopher Ashley
Posted on 5 Jun 2008 5:12 pm (Report this annotation)

Large scale immigration from 3rd world countries has a lot to do with the increase in knife crime, which is escalating as other groups are now starting to arm themselves in defense. But you don't want to solve the problem, or talk about the real root causes.