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Offensive Weapons

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring into force the offence of threatening with an offensive weapon etc in a private place as provided for by section 52 of the Offensive Weapons Act 2019.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

We will commence the offence of threatening with an offensive weapon in private, alongside a number of other measures in the Act, as soon as possible following the publication of Statutory Guidance on measures in the Offensive Weapons Act 2019.

We will be publishing this guidance shortly.

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