Knife Crime

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:49 pm on 4th March 2019.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 3:49 pm, 4th March 2019

I hear what the hon. Lady says very clearly, and I am listening carefully. I also grew up in a place that, sadly, had lots of gangs and crime, and no one wants to see that in any community. I understand what she says. She specifically asks me about policing, and just last week I went to see some of the work that West Midlands police are doing with other police forces. Much more resource is going into fighting both gangs and drugs. As I mentioned earlier, the increased resourcing will directly lead to many more officers on the frontline.