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Call for ban on carrying of knives in Scotland

Title
Call for ban on carrying of knives in Scotland
Genre
News report; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
3 Mar 1993
Year of production
1993
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Duration
00:02:51
Description
Des Fahy reporting on Labour MP David Marshall’s brandishing of a knife in the Commons to emphasize his call for the sale and carrying of knives to be banned in Scotland. Includes reprimand from Speaker Betty Boothroyd and request for him to remove the implement. Scottish Minister Lord James Douglas-Hamilton confirms the government is to introduce a new Bill. Rebel Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Fairbairn says there is no need for further legislation.
Contributors
Betty Boothroyd; Nicholas Fairbairn; Des Fahy; David Marshall; James Douglas-Hamilton
Keywords
Legislation; Scotland; Edged weapons

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