Violence Against Men

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:55 pm on 10th June 2010.

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Photo of Johann Lamont Johann Lamont Labour 2:55 pm, 10th June 2010

It is certainly an affliction for women of a certain age.

The minister referred to the police saying, "It's just a domestic." I accept that part of the point was that the police had no idea that men could be victims of violence in that way. However, surely the serious point was that the police did not regard it as part of their responsibility to do anything about violence inside the home, which was regarded as a private domain and not a matter for anybody else.