All 8 results for family court speaker:Peter Kyle

Domestic Abuse Bill (2 Oct 2019)

Peter Kyle: ...—she had been raped multiple times, she had been knocked unconscious and she had been hospitalised more than a dozen times—but the perpetrator of those crimes, from prison, summonsed her to family court on three separate occasions. She told me that on the third occasion she had to ask the taxi driver to stop on the way home so she could vomit in the gutter because of the experience of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Family Courts: Autism (6 Jun 2019)

Peter Kyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to improve support for people with autism in the family courts.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Family Courts: Domestic Violence (11 Dec 2018)

Peter Kyle: ...Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to include in proposals for a Domestic Abuse Bill, provisions to ban the cross-examination of victims by perpetrators of domestic abuse in the family courts; and if he will make a statement.

Domestic Violence Victims: Cross-Examination (9 Jan 2017)

Peter Kyle: ...ask the Secretary of State for Justice to make a statement on the emergency review to determine how to ban perpetrators of domestic violence from directly cross-examining their victims within the family court.

Domestic Violence Victims: Cross-Examination (9 Jan 2017)

Peter Kyle: This issue has been wreaking untold devastation on victims of domestic violence. I have now spoken to numerous survivors of abuse whose accounts of torment under cross-examination in the family court—often by convicted rapists—are devastating to hear, but impossible for most of us even to imagine. I have spoken to a woman who was cross-examined by the man who was in jail for numerous...

Domestic Abuse Victims in Family Law Courts (15 Sep 2016)

Peter Kyle: ...chorus of approval and gratitude expressed to my hon. Friend the Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Angela Smith) for securing this debate? Not only did she give a voice so effectively to a family who so desperately wanted that to be done, but she set a tone for this debate that is very much appreciated by all of us following her. I thank the right hon. Member for Basingstoke (Mrs...

Domestic Abuse Victims in Family Law Courts (15 Sep 2016)

Peter Kyle: ...manipulative, but extremely careful in the way they manipulate people and systems, means that far more effort should be put into understanding the victims, who can explain the type of behaviour the courts are dealing with. If we did that, a lot of heartbreak and violence would be avoided. Another constituent told me that she was shaking so violently after a family court hearing that she...


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