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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the possible merits of implementing Scotland's Violence Reduction Unit strategy in London in order to tackle knife crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Tackling serious violence is a top priority for the Government and it is clear we must continue to step up the response to stop this violence. The Serious Violence Strategy sets out the Government’s approach, which depends also on a multi-agency approach across several sectors and stresses the importance of early intervention to tackle the root causes.</p><p>The Home Secretary announced in October 2018 that the Government will: deliver a new £200 million youth endowment fund over 10 years and will support interventions with children and young people at risk of involvement in crime and violence; conduct an independent review of drug misuse which will ensure law enforcement agencies and policy are targeting and preventing the drug-related causes of violent crime effectively; consult on a new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence.</p><p>The consultation will explore different options to make multi-agency working more effective than at present and will seek to identify best practice. The consultation will be launched shortly.</p><p>In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced on 13 March that an additional £100 million funding in 19/20 will help in the police’s immediate response to the rise in serious knife crime, enabling priority forces to immediately begin planning to put in place the additional capacity they need. The funding will also be invested in Violence Reduction Units, bringing together a range of agencies including health, education, social services and others, to develop a multi-agency approach in preventing knife crime altogether.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T16:56:55.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:56:55.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1105038
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department will use to allocate the additional funds for tackling knife crime announced in the Spring Statement to the (a) Metropolitan Police and (b) Metropolitan Police, East Area Command. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
unstar this property uin 236359 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>On 13 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an additional £100 million of funding for serious violence in 2019/20 to help the police’s immediate response to the rise in serious knife crime, and also to support investment in Violence Reduction Units. It is important that we recognise that greater law enforcement on its own will not reduce serious violence and that we must continue to focus on prevention.</p><p>The majority of the investment will go towards supporting police forces where violent crime is impacting the most, to take immediate action to suppress the violence we are seeing, to make our streets safer. We are engaging with partners including the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and we are developing the criteria by which forces will receive this funding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T15:52:31.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:52:31.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for (a) carrying a knife and (b) knife-related crime resulted in a sentence of (i) up to six months, (ii) six to 12 months and (iii) over 12 months in the last three years for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>Data that includes the number of defendants prosecuted and sentenced for (i) up to six months, (ii) six to 12 months and (iii) over 12 months custody for possessing an article with a blade or point has been published up to December 2017 and can be found in the ‘Outcomes by offence data tool’, available at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733981/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2017-update.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733981/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2017-update.xlsx</a></p><p> </p><p>Select ‘10D Possession of an article with blade or point’ in the ‘Offence’ filter. The number of defendants prosecuted can be found in row 23 and custodial sentence lengths can be found from row 55.</p><p> </p><p>Identifying the number of prosecutions and custodial sentence lengths for all knife-related offences is not possible within proportionate costs, as there are a range of offences that an offender can be charged with. It would require manual searches of court records, and instances would be recorded under broader offence categories, such as for causing grievous bodily harm, which do not distinguish the use of a knife.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:26:26.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:26:26.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of increasing the minimum sentence for knife-related crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is working closely with other departments, to tackle the serious issue of knife crime, which we recognise is an absolute priority.</p><p> </p><p>The Courts already have a comprehensive range of sentencing options. Unlawful possession of a knife or offensive weapon in public is a serious criminal offence which a maximum penalty of four years’ imprisonment. Since 2015, adults now face a minimum sentence of 6 months’ imprisonment and young people aged 16 or 17 face a minimum sentence 4 month Detention and Training Order for second or subsequent knife possession or threatening with a weapon in public offences. Courts can only depart from minimum sentencing if it would be unjust to impose these terms.</p><p> </p><p>Where someone is actually harmed by a knife or offensive weapon there are a range of other offences, such as causing grievous bodily harm, that the person will be charged with. These can result in lengthy sentences up to life imprisonment. For any offence, the possession, threatening with or use of a weapon will be treated as an aggravating factor meriting an increased sentence.</p><p> </p><p>Since minimum custodial penalties were introduced, people caught carrying a knife or offensive weapon for a second time are now more likely than ever before to go to prison – 83% of offenders received a custodial sentence for repeat possession offences. The average immediate custody sentence length in the year ending September 2018 was 7.9 months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 227990 more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:27:27.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:27:27.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1081937
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of introducing a compulsory custodial sentence for carrying a knife. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is working closely with other departments, to tackle the serious issue of knife crime, which we recognise is an absolute priority.</p><p> </p><p>The Courts already have a comprehensive range of sentencing options. Unlawful possession of a knife or offensive weapon in public is a serious criminal offence which a maximum penalty of four years’ imprisonment. Since 2015, adults now face a minimum sentence of 6 months’ imprisonment and young people aged 16 or 17 face a minimum sentence 4 month Detention and Training Order for second or subsequent knife possession or threatening with a weapon in public offences. Courts can only depart from minimum sentencing if it would be unjust to impose these terms.</p><p> </p><p>Where someone is actually harmed by a knife or offensive weapon there are a range of other offences, such as causing grievous bodily harm, that the person will be charged with. These can result in lengthy sentences up to life imprisonment. For any offence, the possession, threatening with or use of a weapon will be treated as an aggravating factor meriting an increased sentence.</p><p> </p><p>Since minimum custodial penalties were introduced, people caught carrying a knife or offensive weapon for a second time are now more likely than ever before to go to prison – 83% of offenders received a custodial sentence for repeat possession offences. The average immediate custody sentence length in the year ending September 2018 was 7.9 months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 227988 more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:27:27.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:27:27.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1108891
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions he has had with the CPS on the effectiveness of prosecution in cases involving knife crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The CPS continues to prosecute knife crime robustly. The Attorney General, the Director of Public Prosecutions and I have participated in discussions on delivering the Government’s Serious Violence Strategy. Both the CPS and AGO were represented by the Solicitor General at the Prime Minister’s recent Serious Youth Violence Summit between 1<sup>st</sup> and 4<sup>th</sup> April, and will be represented on the Prime Ministers Serious Violence Implementation Taskforce by the Law Officers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T11:46:49.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:46:49.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1081933
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Knives: Crime remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of knife offences in Havering in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p><br>Data published by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime in London shows that offences involving knives in Havering have increased over the last five years, and at a faster rate than for the Metropolitan Police Service overall.</p><p><br><strong>Havering</strong></p><p>2014 155<br>2015 182<br>2016 179<br>2017 336<br>2018 339</p><p><br><strong>MPS overall</strong></p><p>Year ending September 2014 9508<br>Year ending September 2015 10024<br>Year ending September 2016 10513<br>Year ending September 2017 13723<br>Year ending September 2018 14788</p><p> </p><p>The Government is very concerned about recent increases in knife crime and its impact on victims, families and communities. The action we are taking is set out in our Serious Violence Strategy and includes new legislation in the Offensive Weapons Bill, currently in Parliament, and continuing police action on knife crime under Operation Sceptre.</p><p>We have amended the Bill to introduce Knife Crime Prevention Orders, which will help prevent young people from carrying knives. The Strategy includes a strong focus on prevention and early intervention to stop young people being drawn into violent crime.</p><p>We are supporting early intervention and prevention with children and young people through the Early Intervention Youth Fund of £22 million, which is already supporting 29 projects across England and Wales. Over £17 million has already been allocated to projects delivering interventions to young people at risk of criminal involvement, gang exploitation and county lines. We are also supporting 68 small community projects this year through £1.5 million from the anti-knife crime Community Fund, one of which is working in local schools in Romford, Barking, Dagenham, Ilford and Redbridge.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T16:34:50.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T16:34:50.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this