§ 76. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of public anxiety about the number of assaults committed on police officers and the public; and whether he will introduce legislation to increase the penalties for such offences.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The continuing increase in crimes of violence naturally gives rise to anxiety, but I have no reason to think that the existing maximum penalties are inadequate.