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Domestic Violence

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Labour/Co-operative, Leigh 12:00 am, 26th February 2018

The number of domestic violence offences in Greater Manchester rose by more than 20% last year, and the local police identified my constituency as a particular hotspot. The police, local authorities and support groups are working flat out to ensure that cases are reported, families are supported and prosecutions take place. Given the significant Government cuts in those services, what steps will the Home Secretary take to ensure that the forthcoming legislation will resource public services adequately so that they are equipped to deal with the rise in domestic violence?