HC Deb 01 March 1984 vol 55 c337W
Mr. Terlezki

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the answer of 21 February concerning hospital treatment following mugging and robbing, if he will now take steps to collect such information; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

No. The range of information collected by health authorities is mainly determined by their operational needs. We can see no clear benefit to the National Health Service which would justify the cost of indentifying injuries arising from these offences.