HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 c206W
71. Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of notified incidents of assault on members of employment service staff during 1989.

Mr. Eggar

Between 1 January and 17 November 1989 there were 126 notified incidents of actual physical assault on members of staff in the employment service. In the same period there were 821 reported cases of threatening behaviour and verbal abuse.