Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

We recognise the concerns about the level of knife crime. That is why I will be chairing the first serious violence taskforce this afternoon, following the summit we held a few weeks ago, bringing all parts of Government together to ensure that we are putting all efforts into dealing with this issue. Diverse elements need to be addressed, and we need to ensure that we turn young people away from violence. That is being done in various ways across the country, and Government are clear about the need for us to work with local authorities and others across the board to deal with this very difficult issue.