Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:59 am on 20th October 2017.

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Photo of Matt Warman Matt Warman Conservative, Boston and Skegness 11:59 am, 20th October 2017

I absolutely agree. It is a testament to the thought that has already gone into this Bill that we are not asking whether we should add the RNLI. However, the hon. Member for Rhondda was right to say that while we might wish to protect every public servant in one go, there is a risk that the Bill becomes a sort of spine on which we hang a huge number of professions. We do not want a whole load of unintended consequences when, as I think we all agree, this is a very good Bill for us all to support. The more we can do that, the better a place we will end up in.

I welcome this Bill hugely. I very much hope that it can be refined in Committee. I put in a special word for my wife, specifically, and for GPs in general.