Correction:Written statement - HLWS1375

Women and Equalities
Made on: 13 March 2019
Made by: Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting))


In my closing speech of a debate on 7th March on International Women’s Day I stated “I believe that, if the domestic abuse Bill is passed, it will ratify the Istanbul convention.” The correct position is “The Domestic Abuse Bill will, if passed, enable England and Wales to be fully compliant with the Istanbul Convention. We are also in discussions with the Scottish Government and the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland about whether they wish to extend any of the Bill’s provisions to Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.”

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