Knives Act 1997

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The offences

1. Unlawful marketing of knives.
2. Publications.

The defences

3. Exempt trades.
4. Other defences.

Supplementary powers

5. Supplementary powers of entry, seizure and retention.
6. Forfeiture of knives and publications.
7. Effect of a forfeiture order.

Stopping and searching
8. Powers to stop and search for knives or offensive weapons.


9. Offences by bodies corporate.
10. Interpretation.
11. Short title, commencement, extent etc.