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Crime: Domestic Violence

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Howe of Idlicote Baroness Howe of Idlicote Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the terms of the reducing bureaucracy pilot on domestic violence in Hampshire, it is intended that police officers be given discretion to complete domestic violence, stalking and honour-based crime risk assessment forms.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any plans to run a reducing bureaucracy pilot on domestic violence in Gwent or any other police areas.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The intention of the domestic abuse pilot is to improve police officer assessment of risk when attending domestic abuse incidents. The aim is for officers to exercise informed professional judgement in discharging their duties.

There are no plans at present to run a pilot in Gwent. The Metropolitan Police Service is likely to be involved in a future pilot.

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