- 2002 Retired Members' Conference
- 21 June 2002
Conference agrees that violent attacks on the elderly and people with a disability is now an every day occurrence, because the sentence for the crime is light and ludicrous.
Conference requests the National Executive Council to give full support to the campaign that seeks from this Labour Government a statutory additional penalty against anyone who assaults the elderly and people with a disability. It should be treated automatically as a premeditated indefensible crime, which must attract a special penalty.
In many European countries, an attack on the elderly and people with a disability would not be tolerated. It is time the same applied in the United Kingdom.