Domestic Violence

Justice written question – answered on 31st March 2014.

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Photo of Mark Reckless Mark Reckless Conservative, Rochester and Strood

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the implementation of the so-called Eve’s Law.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

The Government take the issue of domestic violence very seriously and are committed to ensuring greater protection for victims of all forms of violence.

The issue raised by the Eve’s Law campaign is complex and cuts across a number of justice jurisdictions, and into many areas of a victim’s interaction with the state and other agencies.

Having considered the issues raised by the campaign, this Department is not persuaded that primary legislation is the necessary and appropriate way forward. However, we are committed to taking action to improve the protection of personal information of victims and will identify opportunities in the cross-Government programmes that are tackling the priority issues of domestic and sexual abuse.

I refer my hon. Friend to my response to questions raised in the House by Dan Jarvis, regarding the Eve’s Law campaign, on 17 December 2013, Hansard, column 607, and 14 January 2014, Hansard, column 480W.

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