Domestic Abuse

(asked on 26th October 2020) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the outcome of the Coercive or Controlling Behaviour Offence—Review of Effectiveness before the Second Reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill; and if not, when they plan to publish it.


Answered by
Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait
Baroness Williams of Trafford
Minister of State (Home Office)
This question was answered on 9th November 2020

Coercive or controlling behaviour is an insidious crime with far reaching impacts for victims. That is why it has been explicitly included in the definition of domestic abuse in the Domestic Abuse Bill.

The Government is committed to ensuring that abuse in all its forms is properly identified and effectively tackled. We are, therefore, carefully considering the review of the coercive or controlling behaviour offence. It remains our intention to publish the review in time to inform the Lords’ stages of the Domestic Abuse Bill.

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1. Domestic Abuse Bill 2021: letter from Lord Rosser of the government amendments for the Lords report stage
02/03/2021 - Home Office
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Found: Dear Richard , DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL: GOVERNMENT AMENDMENTS FOR REPORT We are writing

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24/10/2019 - Bill Documents

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