§ 70 and 71. Mr. Henig
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans he has for introducing legislation to make the carrying of flick knives, sheath knives and other such weapons an indictable offence;
(2) what plans he has for making the sale of flick knives, sheath knives and other such weapons an indictable offence.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
The sale of flick knives is already prohibited under the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Acts, 1959 and 1961; and under the Prevention of Crime Act, 1953 it is an indictable offence to be in possession of an offensive weapon in a public place without lawful authority or reasonable 337W excuse. I have no plans for further legislation in the sense suggested by my hon. Friend but I shall be glad to consider any relevant information which he may care to send me.