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Joan Ryan MP has joined the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime.

I have joined the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime, a cross-party campaign in Parliament to tackle knife crime. 

APPGs are groups run by and for Members of the House of Commons and House of Lords and are important forums for discussion and debate on many different issues. The APPG on Knife Crime aims to bring together anti-knife crime community campaigners, politicians and the police, in order to combat the scourge of knife crime.

In my first speech back in Parliament, I urged the Government to do more to tackle the growing problem of knife crime in Enfield. It’s vital we focus both on prevention, through better education about the consequences of carrying knives, on detection, with more visible policing, including introducing a new, responsible stop and search policy of youths suspected of carrying knives.

While the Government drags its feet, Sadiq Khan – the Mayor of London – has already answered my calls with his tough, new knife crime strategy. His plan includes measures to target lawbreakers, keep deadly weapons off our streets, and protect and educate young people. Mayor Sadiq Khan has also agreed to fund the first 21 of the 183 bobbies on the beat that the Tories have cut from Enfield’s streets. I will be meeting with him soon to discuss how we can further increase the number of police officers and community support officers in Enfield.

I’ve also met with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, to talk about how we reduce knife crime. We’ve secured new body cameras for our police in Enfield to make stop and search more accountable to our communities, and thus more effective. Enfield police has a special anti-knife crime scheme called Operation Bremont and I’ll continue to work with them, with local residents and other agencies to keep our neighbourhoods safe. An important part of this is making sure our police are accessible to the public when they need them, so the news Enfield Police station is under threat of closure due to Government cuts to the Met Police is very concerning. I’ve already made urgent representations to the Home Secretary, demanding the Government give the Met the resources they need to safeguard our services.

Joan Ryan MP joins cross-party group to tackle knife crime

Joan Ryan MP has joined the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime.

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Joan Ryan MP, a member of Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee, has praised the important step to protect the marine environment.

A large number of constituents have contacted me about microbeads and their harmful impact on the environment. As a member of the Environmental Audit Committee, Parliament's green watchdog, I am pleased to see that the Government has listened to the work of the Committee and has taken this important step to protect our marine environment.

Read more here: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/microbeads-ban-bill-uk-cosmetic-products-government-outlaws-microplastics-a7852346.html

Find out more about the Environmental Audit Committee here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environmental-audit-committee/

Joan Ryan MP welcomes ban on microbeads

Joan Ryan MP, a member of Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee, has praised the important step to protect the marine environment.

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Joan Ryan MP has expressed concern for the future of Enfield Police Station.

In Enfield, Conservative Government cuts over the last seven years have meant that two police stations have been shut and two more have been downgraded – leaving the borough with just one 24 hour police station in Edmonton. In 2013, opening times at Enfield Police Station, in Enfield Town, were reduced from 24 hours a day to just 40 hours a week.

Enfield has lost 183 police officers and community support officers since 2010 and cases of violent crime have soared by 70%. Over the same period, the Met has been forced to make £600m in savings and now has to find a further £400m by 2020.

As a result, at the London Assembly Policing Plenary Sadiq Khan stated that if the Conservatives continued to underfund the Metropolitan Police Service, he would have “no choice but to take measures like consulting on closing half of the front counters at police stations in London”, in order to maintain the number of police on the streets.

I understand that Sadiq Khan is faced with very little choice when it comes to the Met’s budget and finding ways to maintain the number of police on our streets. The massive cuts imposed by the Government are putting the safety of the public and police at risk not just in Enfield, but across the whole of London.

I am extremely concerned that Enfield Police station could be the next of our vital police services to be axed.

For the last four years Enfield has had just one 24 hour police station, in Edmonton, despite the fact that our borough has a population of 330,000 people.

At a time when our community is suffering from a rise in violent crime and we desperately need more police, we simply cannot afford to lose another police station, right in the heart of Enfield.

I will be making urgent representations to the Home Secretary, to demand that the Government give the Metropolitan Police the resources they need to keep our streets safe.

Read more here: https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/mayor-warning-over-police-station-front-counters

“Future of Enfield Police Station at risk due to Tory cuts”, says Joan Ryan MP

Joan Ryan MP has expressed concern for the future of Enfield Police Station.


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