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Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 24th February 2017.

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Amendments made: 8, page 2, line 2, after “each year” insert “until ratification”.

This amendment makes clear that the government will only have to report on progress towards ratification until ratification has taken place (see amendment 14).

Amendment 9, page 2, line 4, leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

“(a) if a report has been laid under section 2(1), any alteration in the timescale specified in that report in accordance with subsection (1)(b) and the reasons for its alteration;”.

This amendment is designed to avoid the implication that a report under clause 2 will necessarily have been issued before a report is required under clause 3.

Amendment 10, page 2, line 7, leave out “(before ratification)”.

This amendment is consequential on amendment 8.

Amendment 11, page 2, line 10, leave out “(before ratification)”.

This amendment is consequential on amendment 8.

Amendment 12, page 2, line 11, leave out “to” and insert “in”.

This amendment changes a reference to legislative proposals being brought forward “to” the devolved legislatures to legislative proposals being brought forward “in” the devolved legislatures - which is the usual formulation.

Amendment 13, page 2, line 14, leave out “(before ratification)”.—(Sarah Newton.)

This amendment is consequential on amendment 8.

Amendment proposed: 14, page 2, line 16, leave out paragraph (e).—(Sarah Newton.)

This amendment removes the ongoing reporting obligation in clause 3(1)(e).

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 135, Noes 3.

Division number 168

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Aye

No

Question accordingly agreed to.

Amendment 14 agreed to.

Clause 4