To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the further actions they committed to in their response to the report by the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill have been completed; and if they have not been completed, whether those actions will be completed in time to be reflected in the forthcoming budget.
We indicated in our initial response to the Joint Committee’s report, published in July 2019, that we would publish a further response in due course addressing around ten recommendations where we needed more time to fully consider the Committee’s proposals. We aim to publish that further response alongside the Domestic Abuse Bill.
We will also publish an updated impact assessment alongside the Bill. As the Minister for Safeguarding and Vulnerability indicated at Second Reading of the Bill in the last Parliament (Official Report, House of Commons, 2 October 2019, column 1331), we will prioritise the funding for the Bill in the 2020 Spending Review.