Knife Crime Prevention Orders

(asked on 10th March 2020) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the upcoming pilot of Knife Crime Prevention Orders, what evaluation criteria will be used to assess the success of that pilot scheme prior to that scheme being rolled out nationally.


Answered by
Kit Malthouse Portrait
Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
This question was answered on 13th March 2020

The Government has announced that Knife Crime Prevention Orders will be piloted in London for a period of 14 months from 6 April this year. We have consulted on guidance to support the introduction of the pilot and we will be publishing final guidance, along with the Government response to the public consultation, shortly.

During the pilot, we will be working closely with the Metropolitan Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and Courts in London to monitor the use of Knife Crime Prevention Orders. This is likely to include data on numbers of Orders issued, their length, information about those who are made subject to the Orders, when they are reviewed, whether any of the Orders are breached and any other relevant information to allow for an assessment to be made of the success of the Orders in preventing offending.

As required by the Offensive Weapons Act 2019, we will lay a report on the pilot before Parliament in advance of wider rollout of Knife Crime Prevention Orders across England and Wales.

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1. Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (Fifteenth sitting)
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3: assessing the extent to which the pilot has reduced serious violent crime and reoffending by comparison with - Speech Link

2. Offensive Weapons Bill
26/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: they must take? It seems to me that the wording used throughout the Bill does not allow for common-sense - Speech Link
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3: page 1, line 10, at end insert— “( ) The Secretary of State must, within one month of the coming into - Speech Link

3. Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
10/01/2022 - Lords Chamber

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2: accommodation by placing a duty on local authorities to assess the local need and create a strategy to deal with - Speech Link
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4. Violent Crime
17/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

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5. Offensive Weapons Bill
26/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: meet with the House’s approval.The trusted courier scheme would have practical difficulties in its bureaucracy - Speech Link
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