Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 15th July 2015.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader 11:30 am, 15th July 2015

Rape is one of the most under-reported serious crimes in the UK. It is believed that 85% of victims do not confirm it to anybody, for a variety of very understandable reasons. Women Against Rape has said:

“Asking women to disclose very difficult information and expecting them to be able to prove it—in what is frankly a very hostile environment when the DWP is trying to take your money away—will have appalling consequences.”

I urge the Prime Minister to look again and think again about what impact his proposals will have on rape victims.