Organised Crime: Drugs:Written question - 134993

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Asked on: 29 March 2018
Home Office
Organised Crime: Drugs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 17 January 2018, Official Report, Column 348WH, on County Lines, when she plans to launch the nationwide awareness-raising campaign.
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Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 16 April 2018

The nationwide awareness-raising communications activity on county lines was launched on 9 April. The activity is targeted to young and vulnerable people on how to avoid becoming involved and exploited by gangs.

The Home Secretary also launched the Serious Violence Strategy on 9 April, which builds upon the significant programme of work already underway to tackle county lines and other forms of serious violence. The Strategy sets out a new balance between prevention and the rigorous law enforcement activity already happening up and down the country.

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