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Tackling Knives Action Programme

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

10. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on the Tackling Knives Action Programme; and if she will make a statement. (229778)

Since 5 June we have focused £2 million on intense work in 10 areas to tackle teenage knife crime, including prevention and focused enforcement. A further £3 million is being provided for after-school patrols, safer schools partnerships and Operation Staysafe in TKAP areas.

Stop and search and test purchase operations are being conducted, and the “It Doesn't Have to Happen” anti-knife crime campaign continues to grow.