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Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 9th November 2020.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department

The hon. Lady will be well aware that the Government are fully committed to serious violence reduction. We are working on this with our National Policing Board, as well as her chief constable. She is right to highlight the seriousness of the corrosive aspects of knife crime across society. The police have the tools and the powers to go out there and pursue individuals who are carrying such weapons, and we have the policies we are applying by working with the police.