Knife Crime (1)

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


To ask the Mayor what representations he has made to the Secretary of State for the Home Department about tackling London's troubling rise in knife crime.


Answer for Knife Crime (1)

Answer for Knife Crime (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, wrote to the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, and the Shadow Minister of State for Policing following the launch of my knife crime strategy. They were provided a copy of the strategy and my position regarding Police funding, cuts to youth programmes and the need to work with Google and other media giants on removing offensive videos.

The letter requested support in our call for the Government to look at these specific issues which directly relate to knife crime and help us to keep children and young people safe.