'The ballot for Commons Private Members’ Bills for the 2017-19 session took place at 9am on Thursday 29 June. Labour MP Chris Bryant was drawn in first place.'
A few days ago, Chris Bryant was asked what sort of bill he'd decided to try to introduce. He had carried out a ballot among his constituents with some options and the majority were in favour a new law making it a specific offence to attack or assault emergency staff whilst they were carrying out their duties . I believe there is already such a law covering police officers but not people like firemen, doctors and ambulance staff etc.
I think such a law is long overdue and I hope that MPs won't oppose it on party lines or bring in any amendments to make it toothless when it comes up for debate. Thugs and yobs should get very long sentences for attacking those who are trying to help others.