Amendment 146A

Part of Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day) – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 8 February 2021.

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Photo of Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale Labour 6:15, 8 February 2021

My Lords, I am grateful for this opportunity, having listened to a very interesting debate. At Second Reading I raised the issue of cross-border co-ordination within the United Kingdom—at that time, particularly in connection with European protection orders and how to ensure that an appropriate system would be in place within the jurisdictions of the United Kingdom. It strikes me that it is also an ongoing issue with those that flee across one of the internal borders of the United Kingdom and then seek housing. I would be grateful for any reflections that the Minister might have on what implications these amendments—or their rejection, as she is recommending—would have for women who have flown across borders, and for the internal arrangements that are in place between the local authorities of the whole United Kingdom, not just England.