COMMONS

Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill examined

31 August 2018

In February, the Prime Minister announced that the Government would bring forward a Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill. The Committee explores measures which should be included in the Bill.

Consultation

The Home Office has undertaken a consultation on how best to tackle domestic abuse with a view to bringing forward draft legislation in the autumn. The Government has said that its "main aim through this work is to prevent domestic abuse by challenging the acceptability of abuse and addressing the underlying attitudes and norms that perpetuate it." 

Witnesses

Tuesday 4 September in Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 2.15 pm

  • Andrea Simon, Public Affairs Manager, End Violence Against Women Coalition
  • Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, Founder & Director, Surviving Economic Abuse
  • Rachel Griffin, CEO, Suzy Lamplugh Trust
  • Laura Richards, Founder, Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service

Purpose of the session

The Committee seeks to explore what measures should be included in the Bill and whether there are other, non-legislative, policies that could be pursued for the Government’s strategy to be most effective.

The session is likely to cover:

  • The priorities for the domestic abuse bill
  • Tackling economic abuse
  • Stalking and harassment
  • The Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy

Further information

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