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Backbench Business — Gangs and Serious Youth Violence

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:33 pm on 3rd March 2016.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Conservative, Chelmsford 1:33 pm, 3rd March 2016

On the important point about liaison with local police forces and local authorities, may I thank the Minister for the work that she and her officials have done in relation to the horrific knife crimes in Chelmsford over the past 18 months, and for the way in which her Department, led by her, has been willing to liaise with Essex police to see what more can be done to overcome this problem in our community?