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No Knives, Better Lives rolled out, 30/10/11 [S]
A successful knife crime education campaign which has seen knife carrying reduce by 35 per cent during a pilot in Inverclyde is to be rolled out to six new areas in Scotland.

Mobiles targeted in No Knife campaign, 19/01/11 [S]
The mobile phones of young people across Inverclyde are to be targeted in new tactics to get the message across about the dangers of carrying knives.

Youth Violence Oral Question, 18/11/10 [S]
During Question Time on 18 November 2010 Margaret Smith (LD) asked the Scottish Executive what is being done to tackle youth violence.

Ben Kinsella fund established, 11/11/10 [E/NI/S/W]
A new 250,000 fund for projects to tackle knife crime has been launched in memory of Ben Kinsella who was murdered in 2008. Fifty grants will be available for young people to run positive anti-knife crime activities in their local area.

Knife crime initiative rolled out, 05/07/10 [S]
A campaign to make young people aware of the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife will be rolled out to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Clackmannanshire after a successful pilot.

Test Purchasing Written Answer, 09/04/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive how many test purchases of alcohol were carried out in 2009 in (a) on-sales and (b) off-sales premises, broken down by police force area.

Justice Written Answer, 01/04/10 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Margaret Smith's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive whether it supports the use of Mosquito ultrasonic youth deterrents.

Evaluation of Campus Police Officers in Scottish Schools, 16/03/10 [S]
The Scottish Government has published research on the roles that the 55 campus officers across the country play in Scottish schools and information on the impact and effectiveness of their placements.

Sectarianism Written Answer, 04/12/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Bill Butler's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive how many officials are working on its sectarianism strategy, broken down by directorate.

Knives Written Answer, 12/11/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the impact of test purchasing on the sale of knives to young people; and whether it (a) considers that it would be helpful to hold information on the test purchases of knives as it does in relation to alcohol and (b) intends to collect this information in future.