Domestic Abuse: Supporting Victims

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

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

I thank my hon. Friend for that question. He will be glad to know that we are promoting access to the family courts via video or telephone, as well as through the 157 priority courts that remained open throughout the pandemic for essential face-to-face hearings. Domestic violence protection orders and non-molestation orders continue to be listed for urgent hearings, despite the current restrictions.