Examination of Witnesses

Part of Domestic Abuse Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:24 pm on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 3:24 pm, 29th October 2019

Thank you very much for the interesting evidence. Can I just come back to your point on people under 16 being victims? The Bill states:Q

“Behaviour of a person (‘A’) towards another person (‘B’) is ‘domestic abuse’ if…A and B are each aged 16 or over”.

Are you suggesting it should be the case that, in that scenario, B does not have to be aged 16 or over? Is that what you were driving towards?