Lords debates knife crime and government policy

28 June 2019

On Thursday 27 June, members of the House of Lords debated the impact of government policy on knife crime.

Members taking part included a shadow spokesperson for home affairs and a former chair of Crime Concern.

This was a general debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Lord Paddick (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrat spokesperson for home affairs.

Members taking part included:

  • Lord Cormack (Conservative), former member of the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
  • Baroness Hamwee (Liberal Democrat), board member of Safer London
  • Lord Hogan-Howe (Crossbench), former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
  • Lord Rosser (Labour), shadow spokesperson for home affairs

Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative), minister of state in the Home Office, responded on behalf of the government.

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