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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 13th November 2018.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

My hon. Friend raises an important point. Of course, the House recently passed legislation to increase sentences for violent crimes committed against prison officers and other emergency workers. It is right that we do so, and these matters need to be taken very seriously. It is important that the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and prison authorities work closely to ensure that we do not allow this activity to continue.