New Clause 15 - Children as victims of domestic abuse

Part of Domestic Abuse Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:45 pm on 6th July 2020.

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Photo of Nickie Aiken Nickie Aiken Conservative, Cities of London and Westminster 7:45 pm, 6th July 2020

This Bill, as it stood at Second Reading, was a remarkable piece of legislation, but having gone through Committee, I believe it has been improved further. After Third Reading, when it comes, it will be legislation that the whole House can be very proud of.

The Bill sits on a long and impressive list of legislation that successive Conservative Governments have introduced over the past 30 years—the Children Act 1989; the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, which created the offence of harassment; the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, which created the offence of stalking; and the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which my right hon. Friend Mrs May took through the House, which created the offences regarding slavery, servitude and human trafficking and made provision for the protection of victims.