Knife Crime

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

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 3:49 pm, 4th March 2019

For those of us who, at the turn of the century, worked in inner-city youth organisations to try to turn young people away from the dangers of crime, this latest epidemic of knife crime is not only deeply depressing but amounts to a reversal of the good work that has been done. The Home Secretary has said that he is open-minded to all solutions and that there is no one solution to this. Will he look again at the proposal that knives for sale in retail outlets are prohibited from being anywhere outside of a locked cabinet?