Domestic Abuse and Gender Based Violence

Attorney General written question – answered at on 2 June 2021.

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Photo of Feryal Clark Feryal Clark Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Attorney General, what meetings (a) he and (b) the Solicitor General have had with women's groups to discuss measures to prevent (a) gender-based violence and (b) domestic violence since February 2020.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Attorney-General

Ministers engage regularly with stakeholders from across the justice sector and value the importance of listening to and the opportunity to understand their views in relation to relevant issues. Meetings with external organisations, including women’s groups, are published as part of the quarterly Ministerial transparency returns.

The following table includes a list of meetings the Law Officers have had with stakeholders and women’s groups since February 2020:

Minister

Date

Name of organisation or role

Purpose of meeting

Geoffrey Cox

2020-02-11

Victims' Commissioner, Victims' Commissioner for London, End Violence Against Women and Girls

Meeting to discuss cross-government work on rape.

Michael Ellis

2020-01-23

The Lighthouse

Visit to discuss their work supporting victims of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Michael Ellis

2020-01-23

Victim Support

Visit to discuss their work supporting victims of crime

Suella Braverman

2020-04-22

Victims' Commissioner

Introductory meeting to discuss work on Rape And Serious Sexual Offending, the Cross-Government End-to-End Rape Review and Domestic Abuse

Suella Braverman

2020-09-09

Victims' Commissioner

To discuss criminal justice issues of interest to the Victims' Commissioner.

Suella Braverman

2020-11-04

Victims' Commissioner

Routine meeting to discuss issues of relevance to the Victims’ Commissioner (including rape and domestic prosecutions, the approach to disclosure, and wider victims’ work).

Lucy Frazer

2021-04-20

Domestic Abuse Commissioner

Introductory meeting to discuss issues in relation to Domestic Abuse, including the prosecution of DA cases during the pandemic.

Lucy Frazer

2021-04-26

Rape Crisis

Meeting to discuss work to improve the criminal justice response to rape and serious sexual offences (‘RASSO’).

Lucy Frazer & Michael Ellis

2021-05-10

Victims' Commissioner

Routine meeting to discuss progress towards publication of the cross-government rape review, and the impact of the pandemic on victims.

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