Government Consultation is Open
[edit – the consultation has now closed – see our subsequent posts]
The Government has published its “Consultation on new legislation on offensive and dangerous weapons”. The consultation is open to responses until 9th December. The Government has identified the need for new primary legislation to respond to public concerns and provide the police with the powers they need. The consultation paper seeks views on the legislative proposals on offensive and dangerous weapons.
This consultation seeks views on the following proposals:
A) Creating offences to prevent knives sold online being delivered to a private residential address, and ensuring the age and identity of the purchaser are checked.
B) Making it an offence to possess certain weapons in private.
C) Introducing an offence of having an article with blade or point or offensive weapon on education institutions other than schools.
D) Amending the existing offences of threatening with an article with blade or point or offensive weapon.
E) Updating the definition of a flick knife.
The full text of the consultation is at this link:
We encourage you to take time to respond to the consultation. An online version is available at the following link:
You’re welcome to post comments below.