New Clause 59 - Ban on “ninja swords”

Criminal Justice Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 15 May 2024.

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“(1) The Secretary of State must exercise their powers under section 141(2) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 to amend the Schedule to the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) Order 1988 as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1, after sub-paragraph (t) insert—

“(u) the weapon sometimes known as a “ninja sword”, “katana” or “ninjato”, being a single-edged straight blade of up to 60cm in length with a long hilt or guard”.

(3) Regulations laid under subsection (1) must—

(a) be laid within six months of the date of Royal Assent to this Act,

(b) be laid following consultation on the definitions of possession for sporting use and possession of antiques, and

(c) include, subject to the results of the consultation under subsection (3)(b), exemptions for sporting use and for possession of antiques.”—(Alex Cunningham.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 152 Criminal Justice Bill Report Stage: New Clause 59

Aye: 169 MPs

No: 270 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name


No: A-Z by last name


The House divided: Ayes 171, Noes 272.

Question accordingly negatived.