Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

Home Office written question – answered on 30th July 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the level of threat of violent attacks on shop workers; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government carried out a Call for Evidence on violence and abuse against shop staff to better understand the scale of the issue and the measures which may help prevent these crimes. We published the Government response to these findings on 7 July: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/priti-patel-to-tackle-violence-and-abuse-against-shopworkers

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