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School Safety

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 5 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are being taken to ensure that (a) knives and (b) guns are not taken into schools. (82267)

Measures on ensuring school security are a matter for the Secretary of State for Education and Skills. We work closely with the Department on a range of issues, including current legislative proposals contained in the Violent Crime Reduction Bill on powers for head teachers to search pupils for weapons.