Justice Secretary drops election pledge on knife crime
A Conservative election pledge that anyone caught carrying a knife could expect a jail term will not be implemented, the BBC has been told.
Justice Secretary Ken Clarke said he would put sentencing policy in the hands of judges, not newspaper pundits.
But he said those guilty of using a knife would face a "serious" jail term.
Political Editor Nick Robinson reports.
06 Dec 2010
- From the section UK Politics