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Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

I thank my hon. Friend for raising this. Knife crime is intolerable, and its recent rise must be combated. That is why we brought in knife crime prevention orders, which give police the powers, where they suspect a knife crime is about to be committed, to make the interventions that are needed. That is why we are putting 20,000 more police on our streets, with the encouragement and the political support they need to carry out stop and search.