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Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:43 pm on 3rd March 2016.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North 12:43 pm, 3rd March 2016

My hon. Friend is right. We are in a dangerous situation as the pressure on youth services bites, because early intervention is so important. We often think of early intervention as being for the under-fives, but it is as important in the teenage and adolescent years as it is for under-fives.