HC Deb 20 January 1986 vol 90 c5W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he derives from health sources about the incidence of assaults on women and children.

Mr. Mellor

None at present. For the purpose of research on the incidence of such assaults, it has been found more useful and practicable to make use of data from the British crime survey and, for offences against children, the NSPCC's child abuse registration system.