Home Affairs Committee Press Release

Session 2006-07, 26 February 2008

Evidence Session on Domestic Violence

Evidence Session on Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

The Home Affairs Committee will hold the fifth evidence session of its inquiry into Domestic Violence on Tuesday 4 March. The Committee will take evidence from a domestic violence survivor, the charity pioneering multi-agency responses to domestic violence, and ministers from three government departments involved with combating domestic violence.

At 10.30 am

  • Diana Barran, Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (CAADA)

At approximately 10.50 am

  • Iain Wright MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

  • Kevin Brennan MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

At approximately 11.30 am

  • Kiranjit Ahluwalia, domestic violence survivor

At approximately 11.45 am

  • Vernon Coaker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime Reduction, Home Office

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

The Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee said:

“During this inquiry the Committee has heard from a range of people, organisations and institutions that are involved in the issues of domestic violence and forced marriage. This session will be will be an opportunity for Members to put many of the questions that have been raised to the Ministers concerned.

Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a survivor of domestic violence who was imprisoned for the killing of her husband, has kindly agreed to give evidence to the Committee. I know that she has a compelling story to tell and I am sure that it will help the committee understand the position that victims of domestic violence are put in.”

Location: Wilson Room, Portcullis House