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Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill: First Stage

Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 12:15 pm on 31st March 2020.

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Photo of Naomi Long Naomi Long Alliance 12:15 pm, 31st March 2020

I beg to introduce the Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill, which is a Bill to create a course of conduct offence and a sentencing aggravation concerning domestic abuse and make rules as to procedure and giving evidence in criminal cases involving domestic abuse; and prevent cross-examination in person of certain witnesses in particular circumstances in family proceedings in the civil courts.

Bill passed First Stage and ordered to be published.

Photo of Alex Maskey Alex Maskey Sinn Féin

Members may take their ease for a moment.

(Mr Deputy Speaker [Mr Beggs] in the Chair)