MPs debate knife crime

10 June 2009

Chris Grayling MP, Shadow Home Secretary, opened a debate on knife crime, on an Opposition motion and a Government amendment. The motion drew attention to the increased incidence of carrying knives in many communities and commended the work done by voluntary sector organisations, like the Damilola Taylor Trust, and the tough police enforcement action in the Tackling Knives Action Programme areas

These types of debates are held on what are known as Opposition days which are allocated in the Commons during each parliamentary session to discuss subjects chosen by the opposition parties. There are 20 days per session allocated for these and the opposition parties usually raise questions of policy and administration. They are listed online in the Parliamentary Calendar.

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