1st February 2018
Macclesfield MP David Rutley has pledged his continued support for the Assaults on Emerengecy Workers Bill.
Mr Rutley backed the bill during a visit from Lord Chancellor, David Gauke. The MP met with Mr Gauke to discuss the need to ensure that emergency staff are better protected at work.
The Bill, which was first introduced in July of last year and is backed by the Government, would double the maximum sentence for assault against an emergency worker to a year
The Bill will proceed to report stage on Friday 27 April 2018 after it was amended at the end of last year.
Mr Rutley said: “This is an important bill because it recognizes that too often some of our most valued emergency workers whether ambulance or paramedic staff, whether they’re working in a hospital or the police are assaulted, and that is completely unacceptable.