Domestic Abuse: Supporting Victims

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 14th July 2020.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby

I welcome the Secretary of State’s remarks about priorities. The fact that courts have not been able to sit because of the covid-19 emergency has led to some hearings relating to domestic abuse being delayed, which is particularly damaging where child custody is contested and access to children is involved. What steps is he taking to ensure that these cases are heard at the earliest opportunity?