30 NOV 2018

Local MP supports small business in Central Suffolk

Dr Dan Poulter was pleased to visit Classic Hand Tools in Witnesham, where he spoke with the business about their trade and the potential effects of recent Government legislation.

Classic Hand Tools sell fine quality hand tools to wood-working enthusiasts and professionals and have been doing so since 2003. However proposed amendments to the Offensive Weapons Bill pose a potential risk to their business.

Although the Offensive Weapons Bill is intended in part to tackle the growing scourge of knife crime, amendments to the Bill would also potentially curb online sales of the hand tools and consumables used for wood-working, wood-carving and wood-turning.

Classic Hand Tools are, of course, completely understanding of the intentions of the legislation in curbing violent knife crime, they were keen to meet with their local MP, to see if there is anything that can be done to revisit the proposed amendments to the legislation.

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