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Hospital Staff (Assaults)

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) verbal and (b) physical assaults on staff in general hospitals were reported in Northern Ireland in the last 12 months. [99563]

The information is not available in the format requested. However, in the financial year 2001–02, a total of 2,438 assaults (both verbal and physical) were reported in all health and personal social services trusts.