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Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 625W, on ministerial policy advisers, what activities the special envoy on youth violence and knife crime has undertaken to date. (323648)

I can confirm the following activities undertaken by Richard Taylor, the special envoy on youth violence and knife crime.

Date

Activity

18 May 2009

School visit to Bexleyheath School

19 May 2009

Meeting at Charlton Football ground re Youth Violence

21 May 2009

Attendance at Ark Theatre to see Boy X production

1 June 2009

Series of Radio Interviews regarding the judicial system and perpetrators of gun and knife crime

5 June 2009

Attendance at South London Press

6 June 2009

Attendance at 4 Women 2 Women Conference

8 June 2009

School visit to La Retraite School

9 June 2009

School visit to Robert Browning School

10 June 2009

Meeting with News of the World

18-19 June 2009

Attendance at Violence and Gang Culture Conference in Leeds

30 June-2 July 2009

LGA Annual Group Conference

3 July 2009

Interview with ITV Exploring Knife Crime

7 July 2009

Attendance at Knife Crime Conference in Leeds

8 July 2009

School visit to St Michaels School

21 July 2009

Meeting with the Prime Minister, Home Secretary, Families United and other victim's families affected by serious youth violence

22 September 2009

Silence The Violence coalition meeting with the Home Secretary

20 October 2009

Private screening of the film ‘One Day’

28 October 2009

Home Office Roundtable on Guns, Gangs and Knives

9 December 2009

Meeting with Jaee Samant, Home Office

8 January 2010

Attendance at the Youth Justice Board Serious Youth Violence Forum

8 January 2010

Interview with Radio France International for piece on Knife Crime and Gangs in London

14 January 2010

Meeting with Louise Casey, Home Office

27 January 2010

Launch of the National Victims Service at the Royal Society of Arts by Jack Straw, Justice Secretary

28 January 2010

Meeting with Jack Straw, Justice Secretary with other members of Families United

10 February 2010

Meeting with Jack Straw, Justice Secretary to discuss prisoners access to Facebook

11 February 2010

Meeting with Spirit of London Young Advisors to discuss serious youth violence

12 February 2010

Meeting with Ron Belgrave, London Community Safety Lead, Greater London Authority

13 February 2010

Attendance at Millwall Football Club anti-knife crime ‘It Doesn't Have To Happen’ event

15 February 2010

Attendance at Home Office Community Fund Event, London

15 February 2010

Roundtable meeting with Vernon Coaker, Minister of State for Schools and Learners in the Department of Children, Schools and Families and other members of Families United

23 February 2010

Attendance at Mothers Against Murder and Aggression Annual Conference, London

26 February 2010

Attendance at Home Office Community Fund Event, Leeds

1 March 2010

Attendance at private screening of ‘Fear Factory’ film, Leicester Square

4 March 2010

Attendance at Silence the Violence Coalition meeting, London

11 March 2010

Attendance at the Department for Children Schools and Families Youth Taskforce Conference, London

15 March 2010

Attendance at the Department for Children Schools and Families, Families United and the Home Office ‘Count Me In’ anti-knife crime launch event, Lillian Baylis School, London

15 March 2010

Attendance at Gladesmore School, London as part of the Department for Children Schools and Families, Families United and the Home Office ‘Count Me In’ anti-knife crime campaign

16 March 2010

Attendance at Manchester Creative Academy, Manchester as part of the Department for Children Schools and Families, Families United and the Home Office ‘Count Me In’ anti-knife crime campaign

16 March 2010

Attendance at Burnage Media Arts College, Manchester as part of the Department for Children Schools and Families, Families United and the Home Office ‘Count Me In’ anti-knife crime campaign

17 March 2010

Attendance at Holte visual and performing arts college, Birmingham as part of the Department for Children Schools and Families, Families United and the Home Office ‘Count Me In’ anti-knife crime campaign

17 March 2010

Attendance at Washwood Heath, Birmingham Technology College as part of the Department for Children Schools and Families, Families United and the Home Office ‘Count Me In’ anti-knife crime campaign

18 March 2010

Attendance at Alsop High School, Liverpool as part of the Department for Children Schools and Families, Families United and the Home Office ‘Count Me In’ anti-knife crime campaign

18 March 2010

Attendance at Calderstones, Liverpool as part of the Department for Children Schools and Families, Families United and the Home Office ‘Count Me In’ anti-knife crime campaign

19 March 2010

Attendance at West Bridgford Comprehensive School, Nottingham as part of the Department for Children Schools and Families, Families United and the Home Office ‘Count Me In’ anti-knife crime campaign

19 March 2010

Attendance at Bulwell, Nottingham as part of the Department for Children Schools and Families, Families United and the Home Office ‘Count Me In’ anti-knife crime campaign