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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:44 pm on 25th September 2019.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) 6:44 pm, 25th September 2019

Since we will definitely be sitting for at least a few more days, would it not make more sense for the Government to bring forward something that the whole House can agree on? Two women are killed, on average, by their domestic partners every week of the year in this country. The Government have a Domestic Abuse Bill that is ready to go. Why do we not do Second Reading on Monday or Tuesday? The whole House would agree, we would be able to send it off to Committee and if we were eventually to have another Queen’s Speech, we would be able to have carry-over for it. It is time we defended the women of this country.