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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:46 am on 30th March 2017.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 10:46 am, 30th March 2017

While I express my utter condolences to the family of the prison officer who lost his life on the Isle of Wight, my hon. Friend will understand that I cannot comment on a matter that is to be the subject of a criminal trial. The courts already have powers to impose an additional sentence on grounds of aggravation if an attack has been upon a police officer.