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Knife Amnesty

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria were used to decide the most appropriate locations for the recently announced knife amnesty in Northern Ireland. (106920)

Police Service of Northern Ireland DCU Commanders consulted with the District Policing Partnerships to identify suitable locations of the knife bins for the current knife amnesty. Risk assessments were carried out on each site to establish suitability. As a result of the consultation process and risk assessments it was agreed that council amenity sites would remain the preferred option. Bins are also located at Extern at the Hammer Centre, Agnes Street, Shankill and at the Harbour Estate.