Defence for victims of domestic abuse who commit an offence

Domestic Abuse Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:45 pm on 15 April 2021.

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  • Division number 256
    A majority of MPs voted against a new defence for victims of domestic abuse who have been coerced into committing a crime as a result of them being a victim of domestic abuse.

Motion made, and Question put, That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 38.—(Victoria Atkins.)

Division number 256 Domestic Abuse Bill — Defence for Victims of Domestic Abuse who Commit an Offence

A majority of MPs voted against a new defence for victims of domestic abuse who have been coerced into committing a crime as a result of them being a victim of domestic abuse.

Aye: 360 MPs

No: 217 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

Tellers

No: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 66 MPs

Absent: A-Z by last name

The House divided: Ayes 362, Noes 217.

Question accordingly agreed to.

The list of Members currently certified as eligible for a proxy vote, and of the Members nominated as their proxy, is published at the end of today’s debates.

Lords amendment 38 disagreed to.

Lords amendment 39 agreed to.