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Is the Home Office taking over domestic abuse?

Date:1 MAR 2018
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Solicitor Advocate

Is Parliamentary and other Government activity in the last week evidence of movement towards a Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and will we see some real results from the Home Secretary – since Lord Chancellor Truss’s January 2017 efforts were suspended then lost with the June General Election? Is all of the domestic abuse brief with the Home Office; or is it split as to crime there and family law aspects resting with the Ministry of Justice? The signs are we can expect activity from the Home Office. Its Interpersonal Violence Team looks as if it may be launched next week.

Over the past ten days we have had Theresa May at Prime Minister’s questions saying in reply to a question on 22 February 2017:

'We recognise that we need to provide support for the victims of domestic violence…. There are many aspects to this issue. Before my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary brings forward legislation she will be issuing a consultation because we want to ensure that we listen to all those who have been affected so that we deal with...

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