Depressive Illnesses: Domestic Violence

Department of Health written question – answered at on 19 December 2016.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the potential link between depression and the perpetration of acts of domestic violence.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department has not made an assessment of the potential link between depression and the perpetration of acts of domestic violence. However, the Home Office, which leads for the Government on domestic violence, published an analysis of domestic homicide reviews in November 2016 which included analysis on the link between mental ill health and domestic violence.

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