HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 c87W
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.