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Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 11:38 am on 16th October 2019.

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Photo of Richard Drax Richard Drax Conservative, South Dorset 11:38 am, 16th October 2019

May I remind the Home Secretary of the excellent private Member’s Bill presented by Chris Bryant on increasing sentences for those who attack members of the emergency services? If I can take her back to prison officers, from what I hear in my constituency about a number of prison officers who have been assaulted, the offenders are not receiving severe enough punishment. The deterrent is still not there. Will she look at that and ensure that anyone who assaults someone in the emergency services faces the full force of the law?