Violence Against Women — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:14 pm on 25th November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department 3:14 pm, 25th November 2015

Yes. In fact, I probably recommended the meeting and I am very happy to sit in on it. We have appointed, for the first time, a Minister for Preventing Abuse and Exploitation, Karen Bradley, in the Home Office. She takes a lead in this area, and I am sure that discussions between those Ministers will be very important. It is very important that we all work together. The key element of the Act passed by the Welsh Assembly was to provide for a strategy. We have that in England and Wales in the cross-government strategy, but we can all learn from each other. It is a very important area and we need to do more.