Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:34 am on 20th October 2017.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Labour, Rhondda 9:34 am, 20th October 2017

My original suggestion was that it should be six months on a summary offence and 12 months on an indictable offence, but the Government decided that they would prefer it to be 12 months on either. Because I am in an emollient mood, I decided to go along with the Government. That may be a question for the Government, today or in Committee. There is an argument for holding the Committee stage on the Floor of the House on one of the days that might be empty over the next few weeks, given the legislative programme.