Offensive Weapons Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:40 pm on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Procedure Committee 1:40 pm, 27th June 2018

I thank my right hon. Friend for the way in which he is approaching Second Reading; it demonstrates that Second Readings of Bills are extremely important and should happen with great regularity. May I commend to him the work in Hertfordshire and Broxbourne council to bring together agencies across the county and boroughs to deal with knife crime? There is a role for local politicians and local agencies in addressing this really complicated issue.