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Criminal Gangs

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to tackle the activities of criminal gangs. (254641)

Since the Tackling Gangs Action Programme delivered a 51 per cent. drop in firearms-related injuries across four cities, we have committed a further £1.8 million for enforcement, risk management and prevention work; launched guidance to CPS, schools and parents; and plan to legislate to provide local areas with civil powers to manage gangs.