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Illegal Knives

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what educational programmes and materials on the dangers of carrying illegal knives he has made available to schools. (89328)

The issue of carrying knives can be explored through the statutory citizenship curriculum, at key stages 3 and 4 as it relates to legal and human rights and responsibilities underpinning society, basic aspects of the criminal justice system and how both relate to young people, and ‘the importance of resolving conflict fairly’. In PSHE, pupils are taught to recognise and manage risk and make safer choices and to recognise when pressure from others threatens their personal safety.