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

My noble friend makes a very good point. We have introduced domestic violence protection orders—2,500 have been issued—which have had a positive effect in enabling people to have protection. Often, the victim of domestic violence is the one who is forced to flee their home, whereas it should be the perpetrator who is excluded from the home. That use of technology would seem very worth while. I am certainly happy to follow that up with my noble friend afterwards.