Amendment 162

Part of Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day) – in the House of Lords at 11:15 pm on 8th February 2021.

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Photo of Lord Lucas Lord Lucas Conservative 11:15 pm, 8th February 2021

My Lords, I add my name to those saying that this is a change we should make, and now. I would like to be sure, which I am not at the moment, that the wording will cover an image which does not actually exist but is merely asserted to exist. On some of these occasions, a recording will have been made or said to have been made without the victim’s knowledge, but she may well believe that the allegation is true because it is a believable one. Under those circumstances, it should be clear that this offence is activated. I would also like to understand better how one can consent to a threat. If it is a threat, what does consent look like? What would it take for someone to consent to a threat? How would that be phrased; how would it work? Is “publish and be damned” consent? If not, what would be?