Examination of Witness

Part of National Security Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:20 pm on 7th July 2022.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Shadow Minister (Home Office) 4:20 pm, 7th July 2022

Q It worries me because there are lots of civil remedies in cases of abuse and violence. We made the law protect people who were victims of that so that they were able to access legal aid in a regime where most people cannot access legal aid any more. Victims of domestic abuse, for example, have an exemption. Is your reading of the Bill that you would not be able to get a non-molestation order, for example, which is a civil remedy where you seek legal aid through your exemption?