HC Deb 08 July 1992 vol 211 c196W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has for a new knives campaign; how he proposes to publicise it; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Charles Wardle

It is for chief officers of police to consider whether publicising facilities for the disposal of knives would be a worthwhile crime prevention initiative in their force area. I understand that the Metropolitan police have recently launched a publicity campaign, which will run until 16 August, and that a similar campaign is planned for Greater Manchester in September.