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Knives (Hendon)

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knives were recovered as part of the recent amnesty by Barnet police. (96933)

This information is not available centrally. Figures for the number of items surrendered to the police during the knife amnesty which ran from 24 May to 30 June 2006 have been collated at police force level. A total of 89,864 items were surrendered in England and Wales.

The Metropolitan police reported that 9,145 knives and other sharp instruments were handed in to them.