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Rape Victims

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the policy of the Metropolitan police with regard to the practice of ensuring that alleged rape victims obtain priority appointments with venereal disease clinics; and if he will make a statement.

The Metropolitan police have made arrangements with the agreement of the appropriate health authorities, with a number of hospitals with specialist clinics to enable victims of rape and other serious sexual assaults to receive priority appointments if they so wish. It is the police's policy to offer such appointments to all victims of serious sexual assaults.