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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:46 am on 30th March 2017.

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Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Sport) 10:46 am, 30th March 2017

The Leader of the House will no doubt be aware of the case of Mustafa Bashir who was spared jail despite repeatedly beating his wife, forcing her to take tablets and to drink bleach, telling her to kill herself and hitting her over the head with a cricket bat, saying:

“If I hit you with this bat with my full power then you would be dead.”

I fully support the independence of the judiciary, but may we have a debate on sentencing guidelines for domestic violence perpetrators?