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UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (21 May 2019)

Lord King of Bridgwater: terrorism or war, with mass migration following on and population explosions in many countries. Virtually every continent faces challenges in that way. It is combined with new and dangerous weapons of war, which we never had in my time. Even in Northern Ireland we never had suicide bombers, drones, offensive cyber and the involvement of social media and fake news, which we now know are...

Business of the House (16 May 2019)

Andrea Leadsom: extended Session because of the enormous change that would be involved in our leaving the European Union. However, we have achieved some superb legislation during this period. Our 44th Bill, the Offensive Weapons Bill, received Royal Assent today. The excellent energy cap has been introduced, and the Tenant Fees Act 2019, which will help people who have been harshly treated by their...

Royal Assent (16 May 2019)

The following Acts were given Royal Assent: Offensive Weapons Act 2019, Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019.

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (16 May 2019)

Victoria Atkins: ...of fronts in support of our Serious Violence Strategy. This includes providing the police with the powers and resources they need to take effective action in all areas of the country. Through the Offensive Weapons Act we are tightening the law in relation to knives, including making it an offence to possess certain offensive weapons in private, and stopping knives being sent to residential...

Royal Assent (16 May 2019)

John Bercow: I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Offensive Weapons Act 2019 Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019.

Serious Violence (15 May 2019)

Victoria Atkins: ...seen more than 1,000 arrests and more than 1,300 vulnerable people safeguarded. That shows not only the complexity of the problem, but the scale of it. It is one reason why we have introduced the Offensive Weapons Bill, which, I hope, will receive Royal Assent tomorrow.

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (15 May 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...2018 show an increase of 6 per cent in police recorded knife crime. The action we are taking to tackle knife crime is set out in our Serious Vio-lence Strategy and includes new legislation in the Offensive Weapons Bill to introduce Knife Crime Prevention Orders, to make it an offence to possess certain offensive weapons in private, and stopping knives being sent to residential addresses...

Petition - Green Deal Scheme: Crime and Antisocial Behaviour: Stockton South (14 May 2019)

Victoria Atkins: ...on social media, which is a new, 21st-century methodology that gangs are using, and we are in the middle of strengthening legislation on firearms, knives and corrosive substances through the Offensive Weapons Bill, which I hope will receive Royal Assent this week. We are also launching a consultation on a new legal duty to underpin a public health approach to tackling serious violence. I...

Business of the House (9 May 2019)

Jim Shannon: The Offensive Weapons Bill seeks to strengthen legislation on weapons such as knives. The Bill is important, but friends in the Sikh community were concerned that it would impinge on their freedom to carry the kirpan, or ceremonial sword, which is an ingrained part of their religious practice similar to wearing a cross. There must always be a balance between freedom and public safety. I am...

Written Answers — Home Office: Offensive Weapons: Arrests (8 May 2019)

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon in 2018.

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (7 May 2019)

Victoria Atkins: offer them a better future. In addition, our national knife crime media campaign - #knifefree – is raising awareness of the consequences of knife crime amongst young people, and through the Offensive Weapons Bill we will be introducing new Knife Crime Prevention Orders to help the police divert young people who they know are at risk of becoming involved in knife crime, to make more...

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Sales (3 May 2019)

Victoria Atkins: of the methods for obtaining items, including knives. This is why the law relating to the sale of knives to under 18s applies equally to in-store and online purchases. In addition, through the Offensive Weapons Bill, currently awaiting Royal Assent, we will stop knives being sent to residential addresses after they are bought online, unless the seller has arrangements in place with the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Crime (3 May 2019)

Victoria Atkins: ...age controls or possession offences. The Government needs to strike the right balance between allowing access to knives, for instance as tools, with the need to protect the public from dangerous weapons. It is unclear whether knives with rounded tips would necessarily cause less harm if used as weapons. We believe the controls we have in place, which will be strengthened by the Offensive...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Knives: Sentencing (2 May 2019)

Edward Argar: ...of offenders from prison. As such, no representations have been made to the Council regarding the release of offenders serving sentences for murder and manslaughter. The Bladed Articles and Offensive Weapons sentencing guideline came into force on 1 June 2018 and the Council will review these guidelines, in accordance with its statutory duty to do so.

Online Harms White Paper - Motion to Take Note (30 Apr 2019)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...22 refers to the need to make sure that the codes of practice relate to currently illegal harms, of which there are many, including violence and the sale of illegal services and goods such as weapons. The clear expectation is that the regulator will work with law enforcement to ensure that the codes keep pace with the threat. This also is a wider issue because obscenity law is also in need...

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