Oral Answers to Questions — Street Assaults on Women.

– in the House of Commons on 20th June 1934.

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Photo of Mr John Potter Mr John Potter , Eccles

41.

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware of the increasing number of assaults on unprotected women in London and the outskirts; and what steps he intends to take to prevent these practices?

Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

I am informed by the Commissioner of Police that so far as separate figures are available they do not support the suggestion that crimes of this kind are increasing. So far as they can be prevented by police measures, those measures will continue to be taken.