Home Affairs Committee Press Notice

No 19/08 Monday 14 January 2008


The Home Affairs Committee will hold the first evidence session of its inquiry into domestic violence on Tuesday 22 January. The Committee will take evidence from a range of witnesses on the role and effectiveness of the criminal justice system in dealing with domestic violence, including forced marriage and "honour-based" violence.

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

"This major inquiry will examine all aspects of the system that deals with both the victims and the perpetrators of Domestic Violence. The Committee hopes that this inquiry will give a voice to people from all levels of the system as well as those that have survived violence of this kind."

Tuesday 22 January 2008

At 10.15 am:

  • Chief Constable Brian Moore, Association of Chief Police Officers lead on domestic violence

  • Jude Watson, Domestic Violence Implementation Manager, Crown Prosecution Service

At approximately 11.00 am:

  • District Judge Marilyn Mornington, Family Justice Council

  • Phil Mackin, Interventions and Substance Abuse Unit, National Probation Service

Location: Grimond Room, Portcullis House

The session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee room and timing are subject to change.

Details of this inquiry were set out in a press notice issued on 26 July 2007.