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UK action plan on tackling human trafficking: October 2009, 19/10/09 [E/NI/S/W]
The Home Office has published an updated version of the UK Action Plan on tackling human trafficking. This contains updates on each of the main areas of the plan, including some additional actions.

New adverts highlight the cost of carrying a knife, 02/10/09 [E/NI/S/W]
New advertising which highlights the cost of carrying a knife and a taskforce of young anti-knife crime campaigners have been launched by the Home Office.

Saving lives, reducing harm, protecting the public: an action plan for tackling violence 2008-11: one year on, 05/08/09 [E/NI/S/
The Home Office has published a report showing progress over the last year (following the publication of the Tackling Violence Action Plan) and introduces a new wider commitment to reduce all violence with injury.

Justice Written Answer, 23/03/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive, further to the answers to questions by Keith Brown on 11 March 2009, whether it (a) considers that, in order to evaluate effectively the success of such anti-knife-carrying programmes, it is vital to know how many schools are using such materials in the classroom and (b) intends to collate this information in future.

Knife Crime Oral Question, 12/03/09 [S]
During Question Time on 12 March 2009 Jim Hume (LD) asked the Scottish Executive what its schools directorate is doing to prevent knife crimes in schools.

Knives Written Answer, 11/03/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils has access to programmes aiming to help to reduce the carrying of knives and knife crime among young people; what programmes are currently running in schools in each local authority area; what proportion of school children has had access to the (a) Knife City DVD and (b) Itís Jist for Protection performance by young people in the last 12 months, broken down by local authority area; and what the target audience is for the (a) Knife City DVD and (b) Itís Jist for Protection performance by young people.

Knives Written Answer, 11/03/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what criteria is used to evaluate the effectiveness of programmes such as the (a) Knife City DVD and (b) Itís Jist for Protection performance by young people in reducing offending behaviour; whether it has recently commissioned research into how effective such programmes are in reducing offending behaviour; whether it is developing or plans to introduce new programmes aimed at helping to reduce the carrying of knives and knife crime among young people; what discussions it has had with the Home Office with regard to the sharing of good practice on education programmes aimed at helping to reduce the carrying of knives and knife crime among young people; and whether it is aware of any programmes in England that have been particularly successful at reducing offending behaviour and that could be applied in Scotland.

Knives Written Answer, 11/03/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what it considers to be the typical profile of a knife carrier; and whether it considers that young people are more likely to be victims of knife crime than adult.

No Knives, Better Lives, 04/03/09 [S]
A new initiative to convince young people that they'll 'have a better life without a knife' has been announced by the Scottish Government.

Gangs Written Answer, 25/02/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the the Scottish Executive, in light of the publication of Gangs: You and Your Child by the Home Office in September 2008, whether the Scottish Government plans to produce a similar publication.