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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st October 2016.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 12:00 am, 31st October 2016

Police officers across this nation put their bodies on the line when protecting us. Some 23,000 officers were assaulted last year and sentences do not appear to be acting as a deterrent. Can Ministers assure me that they are liaising with other Departments to challenge sentencing guidelines and to vest in the Attorney General the power to challenge unduly lenient sentences?