Interpretation

Part of Stalking Protection Bill – in the House of Commons at 10:52 am on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Conservative, Cheltenham 10:52 am, 23rd November 2018

My hon. Friend is making a very important point, not least for this reason. A substantive and full prosecution could allow the court to consider the entirety of the conduct in its full context, to ensure that the punishment was truly fitting and appropriate. If the prosecution related purely to a breach of a stalking protection order, the courts might not have the powers that they required, because the offending itself would not be fully set out. Does my hon. Friend agree?