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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving prosecution rates for knife crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper remove filter
star this property uin 910350 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>Government departments are working quickly to tackle this serious issue.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our strong response, the Prime Minister hosted a Serious Youth Violence Summit at 10 Downing Street, with the support of the Home Secretary, from 1 to 4 April, which I took part in.</p><p> </p><p>The Summit will now lead on to an increased programme of work across Government and beyond that will be overseen by a new Ministerial Taskforce, chaired by the Prime Minister, to drive action across Government.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 910353 more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T12:17:54.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T12:17:54.91Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Chief Constables on increasing the authority of forces to implement stop and search where there is a recently proven spike in knife crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper remove filter
star this property uin 215131 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>Stop and search is a vital policing tool when used correctly and officers have the Government's full support to use these powers in a way that is fair, lawful and effective.</p><p>The Home Secretary has been clear that he wants officers to feel confident, trusted and supported when they are using stop and search powers, which form one part of our broader strategy to tackle violence.</p><p>We are therefore looking at ways to reduce bureaucracy and increase efficiency in the use of this power to ensure the police feel better able to use these powers where they have reasonable grounds to do so.</p><p>Both the Home Secretary and I engage with the Chief Constables on a regular basis to discuss matters of concern, including the use of stop and search and recent incidents of knife crime, especially in London.</p> more like this
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 2019-02-05T18:16:04.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T18:16:04.923Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the penalties incurred for knife crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper remove filter
star this property uin 271405 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>For possession or threatening with an offensive weapon or possession of an article with a blade or point offences, offenders are now more likely to receive an immediate custodial sentence for a knife and offensive weapon offence and to go to prison for longer than at any point over the past 10 years. In the year ending March 2019 over a third (37%) of offences resulted in immediate custody, compared to 22% in the year ending March 2009. The average length of immediate custodial sentences has increased from 5.5 months in the year ending March 2009 to 8.1 months in the year ending March 2019. This is the highest since the series began.</p><p>There are a range of offences available to prosecute knife crime and Parliament has set penalties that are proportionate to the nature of these serious offences.</p><p> </p><p>Unlawful possession of a knife or offensive weapon in public is a serious criminal offence with a maximum penalty of four years’ imprisonment. Since 2015, adults convicted of threatening with a knife in public, or for second or subsequent knife possession face a minimum sentence of 6 months’ imprisonment and young people aged 16 or 17 face a minimum sentence of a 4 month Detention and Training Order. Courts can only depart from minimum sentencing if the court considers would be unjust in all the circumstances to impose these terms.</p><p> </p><p>Where someone is physically injured by a knife or offensive weapon there are a range of other offences, such as causing grievous bodily harm, that the person may be charged with. These can result in lengthy determinate sentences or life imprisonment. In England and Wales, all murder convictions for adults must result in a life sentence, and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 sets out a starting point of a minimum term in prison of 25 years for offenders aged 18 and over who bring a knife or another weapon to the scene of a murder with the intention of using it.</p><p> </p><p>It is already the case that for offences where the possession or use of a knife or offensive weapon is not inherent to the offence or charged separately, possession will be treated as an aggravating factor, which increases the seriousness of the offence. This is outlined in several sentencing guidelines produced by the independent Sentencing Council.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T16:32:25.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T16:32:25.557Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this