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Offensive Weapons: Sentencing

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people were given a (a) custodial sentence and (b) fine or conviction for the offence of carrying and using a knife in a violent attack in 2007; (178051)

(2) how many people were given a (a) custodial sentence and (b) fine or conviction for the offence of carrying a knife in 2007.

There are no specific offences for:

carrying and using a knife in a violent attack

carrying a knife in a violent attack.

For offences of wounding it is not possible to tell if a knife was used without going through court records. This would incur disproportionate costs to answering this question.