Violent Crime: Young People

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Labour, Lewisham West and Penge

I welcome the Government’s decision to adopt a public health approach to youth violence, but aside from a summit we are yet to see any affirmative action. The Home Secretary recognises that early intervention is important, yet we have seen cuts to our Sure Start centres, our education and our youth services. What urgent action will he take to implement a public health approach? What will he do to step up conversations with Cabinet colleagues to ensure that those vital early intervention services get their funding restored to them immediately?