HC Deb 15 December 1989 vol 163 c827W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to widen the types of crime covered by the categories(a) violent crime and (b) assault; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

We have no present plans to do so, but we are always ready to consider proposals if the hon. Lady has any particular suggestions to make the law more effective.