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Tackling Knives Action Programme

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of additional (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions which have taken place as a consequence of the Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP) in each of the 10 TKAP areas. (252116)

Management information being used to monitor TKAP suggests that in the period June to November 2008 there were 815 more convictions for possession of a knife or offensive weapon in the 10 TKAP areas than in the same period of 2007. This figure is provisional.

Figures for prosecutions are published annually. The latest available figures are for 2007 (prior to the establishment of the Tackling Knives Action Programme). Figures for 2008 will be released in autumn 2009.