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Gun Crime

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

17. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of measures to reduce levels of gun crime. (188131)

We have made significant progress in efforts to reduce gun crime since 1997. We have increased enforcement operations, introduced tougher legislation and given more powers to the police and courts to deal with offenders. We are also empowering communities to take local action against guns and criminal gangs.