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Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:23 pm on 3rd March 2016.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Labour, Streatham 12:23 pm, 3rd March 2016

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for giving way during his powerful speech. The issue is not just girls and women concealing weapons or being used to conceal weapons, but the straightforward exploitation of women in our communities, who are passed from one group of young lads to another. That just does not get talked about nearly enough in my view, as my fellow Lambeth MP, my hon. Friend Helen Hayes, said.