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Police (Assaults)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were assaulted in the execution of their duties in 1979; and on how many respective occasions officers were detained in hospital, suffered permanent injury, and were retired on pension as unfit for further police duty; and if he will make a statement.

Comprehensive information is not held centrally, but I am asking chief officers to let me have the figures available for their forces.