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Domestic Violence: Criminal Proceedings

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Conservative, Wealden

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to her speech on criminal justice reform of 13 February 2017 at the Centre for Social Justice, what proportion of domestic abuse victims were cross-examined by their attacker in the most recent year for which data is available.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

MoJ does not collect data on the number of domestic abuse victims who were cross-examined by their attacker. However, the Government has recently confirmed it will be legislating to prevent abusers from questioning their victims in person in family proceedings.

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