CPS: Serious and Organised Crime

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

I assure the hon. Lady that it is not a question of choice when it comes to the prosecution of offences. I am happy to say that in the last year, more than 27,500 cases involving possession of a knife or bladed article were commenced in our courts. That is an important testimony to the seriousness with which the prosecuting authorities take the possession and use of knives and offensive weapons.