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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:48 pm on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement 4:48 pm, 7th September 2020

Policing and police resourcing is one part of the picture of reducing knife crime. Another part, of course, is preventive work. Youth services in England have seen a cut of £1 billion, or 73%, since 2010. Youth work can provide a really good preventive strategy when it comes to knife crime. What discussions is the Minister having with his colleagues to reverse the cuts to youth services?