Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:01 pm on 3rd June 2020.

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Photo of Laura Farris Laura Farris Conservative, Newbury 12:01 pm, 3rd June 2020

This Government have taken the lead on tackling domestic abuse, but there is an ugly dimension that remains unresolved, where men who kill their partners in appalling acts of sexual violence establish in court that “she asked for it” and avoid a murder conviction. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the time is now to end the rough sex defence?