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Knife Crime

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

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

I thank the Minister for her answer, but there were 18,000 assaults and 17,000 robberies involving a knife or a sharp object in the year ending 2018. The Government have cut police officer numbers by 21,000, and two weeks ago there was a murder in Tower Hamlets due to a knife attack. Does she agree that the Home Secretary is not fit to be the next Prime Minister, considering that he has lost control of law and order in his Department?