Amendment 149

Part of Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day) – in the House of Lords at 8:23 pm on 8th February 2021.

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Baroness Lister of Burtersett:

Moved by Baroness Lister of Burtersett

149: After Clause 72, insert the following new Clause—“Controlling or coercive behaviour offence: post-separation abuse(1) Section 76 (controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship) of the Serious Crime Act 2015 is amended as follows.(2) Leave out subsection (2) and insert—“(2) “personally connected” has the meaning as set out in section 2 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.”(3) Leave out subsections (6) and (7).”Member’s explanatory statementThis new Clause would ensure that those who were previously personally connected are protected from any coercive and controlling behaviour (including economic abuse) that occurs post-separation.