Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:26 am on 20th October 2017.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Opposition Whip (Commons) 10:26 am, 20th October 2017

I thank my hon. Friend for giving way and it is good to see her having a glass of water. I met PC Gallant the other morning. She has given us a powerful and shocking report of the incident she witnessed. Does she agree that our constituents would be shocked to find out how many attacks take place? For instance, the Police Federation survey estimates there were nearly 21,000 attacks on police officers just in Gwent in 2015-16.