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Domestic Abuse - Question (29 Jul 2020)

the Bishop of Rochester: My Lords, I have sad personal experience of a family situation where the perpetrator of the abuse was an older person, and we are all fearful that lockdown may have led to an increase in such instances. In that context, I am pleased that my diocese of Rochester is the first in the Church of England to establish a strategic partnership with the White Ribbon Campaign. In a world where such...

Domestic Abuse - Private Notice Question (24 Jul 2020)

Baroness Burt of Solihull: ...higher. It is vital that sustainable long-term funding is delivered with urgency. So can the Government confirm exactly how much money they are making available to back up the new legal duty in the Domestic Abuse Bill to assess the need for and commission domestic abuse safe accommodation services?

Summer Adjournment (22 Jul 2020)

Stuart Andrew: ...working on the IT have been able to do that so well. I am glad also that Members mentioned caseworkers in our constituency offices. I know we should not, but sometimes we get used to some of the abuse we get. It is pretty awful that it is our caseworkers who sometimes get it, too, and I pay tribute to all of them for the work they have done. Given I do not get the opportunity to speak very...

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (22 Jul 2020)

Lord Morrow: My Lords, paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 allows for any EU-derived rights to cease to be recognised in domestic law if they are either inconsistent with immigration legislation or “capable of affecting the exercise of functions in connection with immigration”. An important body of EU-derived rights has been the human trafficking directive, one of the aims of which is “to enable the victim to...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse: Children (22 Jul 2020)

Victoria Atkins: The landmark Domestic Abuse Bill, reintroduced on 3 March, will help to better protect and support victims of domestic abuse and their children across the country. There has been frequent engagement with representatives of the charity sector in respect of protections for children in the context of this legislation. The Domestic Abuse Commissioner has agreed to undertake an in-depth...

Written Answers — Home Office: Children: Social Services (22 Jul 2020)

Victoria Atkins: We are working closely with the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, domestic abuse organisations, the police and the Department for Education to ensure that children affected by domestic abuse receive the support they need. The police continue to attend incidents of domestic abuse and refer to children’s social care where they think necessary. Existing safeguarding advice continues to be...

Women and Equalities: Domestic Abuse (22 Jul 2020)

Janet Daby: The Domestic Abuse Bill still does not include critical measures to protect migrant women and girls, which is a necessity for compliance with the Istanbul convention. How do the Government intend to protect vulnerable women regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation or immigration status if they continue to fail to ratify the convention?

Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill: Schedule 13 - Consequential and related amendments (21 Jul 2020)

Robert Buckland: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. May I take this opportunity to thank hon. and right hon. Members from across the House for their careful scrutiny of the Bill thus far? I am very grateful to everyone who contributed to the debate on Second Reading, in Committee and today on Report. I would especially like to thank my hon. Friend the Member for Hertford and Stortford...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Finance Bill 2020-21 draft legislation and tax documents (21 Jul 2020)

Jesse Norman: In line with the Tax Policy Making framework, the Government is publishing draft legislation to be included in Finance Bill 20-21, to allow for technical consultation and provide taxpayers with predictability over future tax policy changes. Alongside this, the Government is making announcements on tax administration, business rates, and a number of other areas of tax policy. The Government is...

Written Answers — Home Office: Stalking: Registration (20 Jul 2020)

Victoria Atkins: ...Person), may also be included on ViSOR. The College of Policing has issued guidance to police forces on the ‘Identification, assessment and management of serial or potentially dangerous domestic abuse and stalking perpetrators’. The key principles set out that forces should have processes in place to identify serial or potentially dangerous domestic abuse or stalking perpetrators and...

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse: Immigrants (20 Jul 2020)

Jess Phillips: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government’s draft Statutory Guidance in relation to the Domestic Abuse Bill published 1 July 2020, what steps her Department is taking to help migrant survivors of domestic abuse to regularise their status and provide support in the event that those survivors are not eligible to apply under the Domestic Violence Rule.

Questions to the Mayor of London — Supporting housing: Supporting housing (19 Jul 2020)

Sadiq Khan: ...such as refuges – already in short supply before COVID-19 - is likely to increase as lockdown eases, so it is essential that more funding is directed to this sector. The Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill provides a great and timely opportunity to increase provision. But the Government must provide sufficient resources both for new provision and to enable authorities tasked with new...

Digital Platforms: Impact on Democracy - Question (16 Jul 2020)

Baroness Kidron: The United Kingdom is home to ground-breaking domestic legislation—such as the recently passed age-appropriate design code and the upcoming online harms Bill—that seeks to protect children online. However, the protections that these measures offer are at risk from an aggressive lobbying effort that is leveraging the US-UK trade negotiations and might undermine our domestic regulation. In...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Abuse (14 Jul 2020)

Alex Chalk: The Ministry of Justice, alongside our partners on this agenda at the Home Office, continue to have a regular dialogue with the devolved administrations about the progress of the Domestic Abuse Bill. The measures in the Bill relate to devolved matters in Scotland and Northern Ireland, however, with the agreement of the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Justice and the Northern Ireland Minister...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: *No heading* (14 Jul 2020)

Alex Chalk: I would like to pay tribute to Independent Domestic Violence Advisors, they are a valuable source of support to victims of domestic abuse particularly as they prepare to give evidence at a court hearing. Courts also have a role to play in ensuring that victims of domestic abuse have access to special measures such as screens that allow the witness to give evidence without being seen by the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Victim Support Schemes: Finance (14 Jul 2020)

Will Quince: DWP is committed to providing the best possible support for all our claimants, including the most vulnerable in society. This includes those who are, or have been, victims of domestic abuse and economic abuse. DWP has a number of employment schemes that claimants, including victims of abuse, can access to improve their employability and skills. The Work and Health Programme gives...

Justice: Domestic Abuse: Supporting Victims (14 Jul 2020)

Robert Buckland: My Ministers and I are in regular contact with our counterparts across Government and the sector to ensure the smooth passage of the Domestic Abuse Bill and to provide timely support for victims at this difficult time. We announced £76 million to support the most vulnerable during the pandemic, including survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Home Department: Covid-19: Domestic Violence (13 Jul 2020)

Priti Patel: Domestic abuse devastates lives. During this time of covid that we have all experienced, victims are particularly vulnerable, and as we know, home has not been a safe place for everyone to access the usual support that they could receive. That is why, through our landmark Domestic Abuse Bill, we are committed to protecting victims in a stronger way.

Home Department: Topical Questions (13 Jul 2020)

Simon Fell: ...about the availability of refuges locally. There is one in Kendal; if it is full, families have to go out of the area, and often placements fail. We passed a landmark piece of legislation in the Domestic Abuse Bill. Will the Home Secretary look again at the funding and availability of these services in rural areas such as mine?

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Abuse: Pets (10 Jul 2020)

Kenny MacAskill: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the extent to which perpetrators of domestic abuse use pets as a form of coercion and control; and if she will include guidance on that issue in the Domestic Abuse Bill.

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