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Knives Written Answer, 24/02/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to educate parents about the dangers of knife crime and access to knives; what action it is taking to encourage witnesses of knife crime to come forward with evidence, particularly among young people; and whether it considers that a problem exists in relation to knife crime, young people and the withholding of evidence and, if so, what action it is taking to tackle the problem.

Justice Written Answer, 16/02/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive whether it considers that, if information on the number of school pupils who were caught carrying a knife was recorded and reported, it would be in a better position to judge the scale of the problem and therefore better equipped to take targeted action.

Keeping Children Safe Issue 6, 16/02/09 [E/NI/S/W]
The Home Office has published the sixth edition of the newsletter, 'Keeping children safe'. The bulletin features the latest developments in government policy on safeguarding children and young people.

Justice Written Answer, 12/02/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive whether it is aware of any successful current initiatives in schools that are helping to reduce the carrying of knives and knife crime among young people.

Knives Written Answer, 06/02/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to curb the supply of knives to young people.

Major retailers say no to knife crime, 05/02/09 [E/NI/S/W]
Major British retailers have joined forces with the government and the police as part of a new crackdown on knife crime, launched by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

Justice Written Answer, 29/01/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Alex Johnstone's (Cons) question asking the Scottish Executive, following the Public Petitions Committee debate on 23 January 2009, what plans the Scottish Government has to reduce knife carrying and knife crime, especially among young people.

Knives Written Answer, 29/01/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Baker's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils were caught carrying a knife at school in each of the last three years; and how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils were suspended or expelled for carrying a knife at school in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority. Also to ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to educate (a) primary school pupils, (b) secondary school pupils and (c) young adults about the dangers of carrying knives and issues surrounding knife crime.

Child Safety Written Answer, 08/12/08 [S]
Written Answer given in response to George Foulkes' (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive what mechanisms are in place to record incidents in local authority schools involving offensive weapons, in particular knives, or the possession of such weapons.

Young people join fight against knife crime, 14/11/08 [E/NI/S/W]
The next phase in a national billboard campaign featuring young people standing together against knife crime has been unveiled by the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. The interactive campaign encourages young people to show their support by uploading their own anti-knife photo pledges to the Bebo website.