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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has issued on the treatment in the criminal treatment system of women experiencing domestic violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Domestic abuse is the worst possible violation of the trust that those in close relationships place in one another. That is why tackling domestic violence and abuse has been one of this Government’s top priorities. We are committed to ensuring that victims of this serious crime are considered in all aspects of the criminal justice system, and supported appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>The Victims’ Code was implemented in December 2013. It sets out to criminal justice agencies the enhanced services and support they must provide to victims of the most serious crimes, including victims of domestic violence. This includes providing information on pre-trial therapy and counselling and referral to specialist organisations for support.</p><p>As part of the current pilot of adult out-of-court disposals, the Ministry of Justice has issued guidance to the three participating police forces (Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, and Leicestershire) setting out how the framework should be used for low-level offences involving domestic violence. The guidance imposes a number of restrictions on the forces and requires them to obtain the victim’s consent for the matter to be dealt with out of court.</p><p>In addition, the National Offender Management Service’s framework <em>Supporting Women offenders who have experienced domestic or sexual violence</em>, published in September 2011, is designed to provide guidance to those working with female offenders in custody and the community. The framework intends to ensure that interventions and services take place within an environment in which women who have been victims of domestic violence are able to both disclose abuse and receive support and advice in a safe, female only environment.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to these pieces of guidance, my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for the Home Department has issued the <em>Violence Against Women and Girls Action Plan</em>, which sets out the Government’s approach to tackling domestic violence and abuse, and is supported by guidance to victims, their friends, families, employers and colleagues.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:40:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:40:36.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Sentencing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of domestic violence have been imprisoned for contempt of court in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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star this property uin 222123 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Domestic violence and abuse is a dreadful crime and has no place in our society. Tackling it has been one of this Government’s top priorities. We are determined to support victims in rebuilding their lives and reporting these crimes, and to make sure perpetrators are brought to justice. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies. More recently we have added an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill at Commons Committee stage to create a new offence of domestic abuse.</p><p> </p><p>Information held centrally by the Ministry of Justice on the Court Proceedings Database does not include the circumstances behind each case beyond the description provided in the statute. It is not possible separately to identify from this centrally held information how many people imprisoned for contempt of court have also been victims of a crime. This detailed information may be held on court records but is not reported centrally to the Ministry of Justice. As such, the information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T17:50:01.62Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T17:50:01.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Family Courts: Domestic Abuse more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what practice directions are in place on the allocation of judges in civic and family courts to domestic violence cases; and how many judges on average are involved in such cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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star this property uin 220701 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The allocation of judges in Family Court cases involving domestic violence is governed by Part 5 of the Family Court (Composition and Distribution of Business) Rules 2014, which came into force on 22nd April 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/840/part/5/made" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/840/part/5/made</a></p><p>The allocation process for applications and proceedings in domestic violence cases (set out in Part 5 of the Rules) is governed by whether the application is being brought under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996.</p><p>Domestic violence cases brought to the Family Court under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996 can therefore be heard by any judge sitting in the Family Court. We do not collect data on how many of the Family Court judges are involved in domestic violence cases.</p><p>Practice Direction 12J (Child Arrangements and Contact Orders: Domestic Violence and Harm) sets out what the Family Court should do in any case in which it is “alleged or admitted, or there is other reason to believe, that the child or a party has experienced domestic violence or abuse perpetrated by another party or that there is a risk of such violence or abuse”;</p><p><a href="https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_12j" target="_blank">https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_12j</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:11:43.483Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:11:43.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the situation in Israel and Palestine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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star this property uin 905000 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>As the Prime Minister said in his comprehensive statement yesterday, we are clear that Israel has a right to defend itself against these attacks. No country would stand by as rockets are fired or terrorist tunnels are constructed into their territory. We are equally clear that Israel’s response must be proportionate, taking all necessary steps to minimise civilian casualties in line with International Humanitarian Law.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:23:55.5135685Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:23:55.5135685Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
50302
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star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department has undertaken any assessment into the European Commission's ban on the import of Indian mangoes and the economic impact on UK businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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star this property uin 198234 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Protecting the UK's plants from incursions of pests and diseases is a high priority for the Government. There would be a major long term impact and costs from introducing more plant pests and diseases into the country. The pests intercepted on imports from India could cause significant damage to UK glasshouse crops worth £321 million a year. Such pests were found in 207 consignments of fruits and vegetables from India imported into the EU in 2013, of which 179 were intercepted by the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>While a detailed assessment of the economic impact on UK businesses of the ban on the import of Indian mangoes has not been undertaken, the Government recognises the implications this will have and officials have met with the National Asian Business Association to discuss the issue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We very much hope that imports of this highly-valued product will be able to resume as quickly as possible and will work with the European Commission and other Member States to facilitate this, subject to India's exporters and government showing that the necessary standards are being achieved.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions, he has had with (a) EU officials, (b) Indian authorities and (c) affected UK businesses regarding the European Commission's ban on the import of Indian mangoes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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star this property uin 198233 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Secretary of State has met with the Indian High Commissioner to discuss the ban on imports of mangoes from India and will be working with the European Commission and other Member States to facilitate a lifting of the ban subject to the necessary plant health standards being achieved. Defra officials have discussed the issue with the main trade association, the Fresh Produce Consortium, both prior to and following the introduction of the ban and also recently with the National Asian Business Network.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the statement of 5 July 2013, Official Report, column 74WS, on the Azelle Rodney Inquiry, and with reference to the report of the Azelle Rodney Public Inquiry, what assessment she has made of the responses of the Metropolitan Police Service and the Independent Police Complaints Commission to the Inquiry's findings and recommendations; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The recommendations made in the Azelle Rodney Inquiry report have been <br>considered fully by the Metropolitan Police Service and the IPCC and, as <br>appropriate, are being taken forward by each organisation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fires: Safety more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance is given by his Department on safety of havans in Hindu community, cultural and religious events and the compatibility of such instruments with existing fire regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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star this property uin 205132 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>This Government strongly supports faith communities being able to celebrate and mark religious festivals and exercise their freedom of religion.</p><p> </p><p>Any event involving fires requires the application of some sensible planning. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all commercial premises and others to which the public have access. It requires the employer or building owner to assess the risk of fire to any occupants and put in place adequate fire safety measures to remove or reduce the risk to as low as reasonably practicable.</p><p> </p><p>We have not produced any specific guidance on Havan, although we have produced more general guidance on fire safety, including advice on open-air events, and on small and large assemblies. These can be found online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/fire-safety-advice-documents" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/fire-safety-advice-documents</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T15:39:50.2817903Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T15:39:50.2817903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Insurance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of houses in England and Wales whose owners do not have household insurance; and if he will make an assessment of the number of households in the social and private rented sectors which do not have household insurance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra remove filter
star this property uin 221749 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
unstar this property answer text <p>DCLG does not hold this information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T17:09:35.367Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T17:09:35.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
173678
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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Refuges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department has provided for refuges for women fleeing domestic violence in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra remove filter
star this property uin 220699 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities. We expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p> </p><p>Government does not directly fund domestic abuse refuges, however, this Government has invested £6.5 billion to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping including support for victims of domestic abuse.</p><p> </p><p>In November 2014 we made available £10 million (2014-16) for local authorities, working with specialist domestic abuse service providers, to stop the closure of refuges and improve and grow existing provision. We also issued new statutory guidance that makes clear the practice of providing refuge to support only to local victims is unacceptable and it also set out clear standards that refuge services should meet.</p><p> </p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p> </p><p>We also fund UKRefugesOnline a UK wide database of domestic violence services which supports the national 24 hour free phone domestic violence helpline. This service enables those working with victims of domestic violence to identify appropriate services and potential refuge vacancies around the country so that victims can get the help they need as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, this Government has ring-fenced nearly £40 million of funding for specialist local domestic and sexual violence support services until 2015. This funding is used to part-fund 54 multi-agency risk assessment conference co-ordinators and 144 independent domestic violence advisers. We have piloted and rolled out Clare's Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies. More recently the Home Secretary announced our intention to table an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill at Commons Committee stage to create a new offence of domestic abuse. The amendment was tabled on 8 January and closes the gap in the current legal framework to capture repeated or continuous coercive and controlling behaviour, specifically where that behaviour takes place in an ongoing intimate partner or inter-familial relationship.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T16:11:01.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T16:11:01.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this