Guidance

Domestic Abuse Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 11th June 2020.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Shadow Minister (Home Office) 2:00 pm, 11th June 2020

I beg to move amendment 81, in clause 56, page 36, line 22, at end insert—

“(2A) Before issuing guidance under this section the Secretary of State must lay a draft of the guidance before Parliament.

(2B) Guidance under this section comes into force in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State.”

This amendment requires the Secretary of State to lay any guidance under this section before Parliament and provides that this guidance will come into force in accordance with regulations made by the Secretary of State.

Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 82, in clause 56, page 36, line 28, at end insert—

“(ba) persons, groups and organisations providing support and services with those affected by domestic abuse locally, regionally and nationally, and in particular those working with or providing specialist support services to affected women and children,”.

This amendment sets out additional persons, groups and organisations the Secretary of State must consult.

Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Shadow Minister (Home Office)

I will not speak for long. We have already gone over lots of what is in this amendment, including in the large and wide-ranging debate we had on part 4 of the Bill. Some of what the Minister has said gives me hope that we will get more detail on how this will be administered. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 56 ordered to stand part of the Bill.