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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Forced Marriage more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of recognising forced marriage as a form of modern day slavery. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 262231 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world-leader in the fight to stamp out forced marriage, with our dedicated Forced Marriage Unit leading efforts to combat it both at home and abroad</p><p>The Government has significantly strengthened the law on forced marriage. We have introduced a new forced marriage offence, criminalised the breach of Forced Marriage Protection Orders and introduced anonymity for victims</p><p>In November 2018, the Home Secretary launched the Forced Marriage Awareness Campaign, which highlights that forced marriage is a crime and directs victims and concerned parties to contact the Forced Marriage Helpline for support.</p><p>The joint Home Office and Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) provides support and advice for victims, those at risk, and professionals, through its public helpline. In 2018, the FMU gave advice or support related to a possible forced marriage in 1,764 cases. Since 2012, the FMU has provided support to between approximately 1,200 and 1,400 cases per year. The Home Office does not hold data on the number of people currently living in forced marriages in the UK. Further information on the FMU’s 2018 statistics can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804044/Forced_Marriage_Unit_Statistics_2018_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804044/Forced_Marriage_Unit_Statistics_2018_FINAL.pdf</a></p><p>We recognise that forced marriage can constitute modern slavery, as we examined in the Home Office Typology report, but not in all cases, so we must assess each on a case by case basis. Potential victims can be deceived about the nature of their relationship with the trafficker, not understanding that they would be exploited in the marriage. The exploitation can take place through domestic servitude which occurs alongside domestic abuse and sexual exploitation.</p><p>The Home Office Typology Report can be found here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652652/typology-modern-slavery-offences-horr93.pdf%20" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652652/typology-modern-slavery-offences-horr93.pdf </a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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262232 more like this
262233 more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:26:14.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:26:14.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1130947
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 hansard heading Forced Marriage 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, how many people are living in forced marriages in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 262232 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world-leader in the fight to stamp out forced marriage, with our dedicated Forced Marriage Unit leading efforts to combat it both at home and abroad</p><p>The Government has significantly strengthened the law on forced marriage. We have introduced a new forced marriage offence, criminalised the breach of Forced Marriage Protection Orders and introduced anonymity for victims</p><p>In November 2018, the Home Secretary launched the Forced Marriage Awareness Campaign, which highlights that forced marriage is a crime and directs victims and concerned parties to contact the Forced Marriage Helpline for support.</p><p>The joint Home Office and Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) provides support and advice for victims, those at risk, and professionals, through its public helpline. In 2018, the FMU gave advice or support related to a possible forced marriage in 1,764 cases. Since 2012, the FMU has provided support to between approximately 1,200 and 1,400 cases per year. The Home Office does not hold data on the number of people currently living in forced marriages in the UK. Further information on the FMU’s 2018 statistics can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804044/Forced_Marriage_Unit_Statistics_2018_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804044/Forced_Marriage_Unit_Statistics_2018_FINAL.pdf</a></p><p>We recognise that forced marriage can constitute modern slavery, as we examined in the Home Office Typology report, but not in all cases, so we must assess each on a case by case basis. Potential victims can be deceived about the nature of their relationship with the trafficker, not understanding that they would be exploited in the marriage. The exploitation can take place through domestic servitude which occurs alongside domestic abuse and sexual exploitation.</p><p>The Home Office Typology Report can be found here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652652/typology-modern-slavery-offences-horr93.pdf%20" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652652/typology-modern-slavery-offences-horr93.pdf </a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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262231 more like this
262233 more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:26:14.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:26:14.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1130948
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 hansard heading Forced Marriage 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, what steps his Department has taken to help people trapped in forced marriages. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 262233 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world-leader in the fight to stamp out forced marriage, with our dedicated Forced Marriage Unit leading efforts to combat it both at home and abroad</p><p>The Government has significantly strengthened the law on forced marriage. We have introduced a new forced marriage offence, criminalised the breach of Forced Marriage Protection Orders and introduced anonymity for victims</p><p>In November 2018, the Home Secretary launched the Forced Marriage Awareness Campaign, which highlights that forced marriage is a crime and directs victims and concerned parties to contact the Forced Marriage Helpline for support.</p><p>The joint Home Office and Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) provides support and advice for victims, those at risk, and professionals, through its public helpline. In 2018, the FMU gave advice or support related to a possible forced marriage in 1,764 cases. Since 2012, the FMU has provided support to between approximately 1,200 and 1,400 cases per year. The Home Office does not hold data on the number of people currently living in forced marriages in the UK. Further information on the FMU’s 2018 statistics can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804044/Forced_Marriage_Unit_Statistics_2018_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804044/Forced_Marriage_Unit_Statistics_2018_FINAL.pdf</a></p><p>We recognise that forced marriage can constitute modern slavery, as we examined in the Home Office Typology report, but not in all cases, so we must assess each on a case by case basis. Potential victims can be deceived about the nature of their relationship with the trafficker, not understanding that they would be exploited in the marriage. The exploitation can take place through domestic servitude which occurs alongside domestic abuse and sexual exploitation.</p><p>The Home Office Typology Report can be found here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652652/typology-modern-slavery-offences-horr93.pdf%20" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652652/typology-modern-slavery-offences-horr93.pdf </a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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262231 more like this
262232 more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:26:14.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:26:14.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1134509
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 hansard heading Domestic Abuse and Stalking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer of 24 April 2019 to Question 243336 on Domestic Abuse and Stalking, how many police forces in the UK have undertaken Domestic Abuse Matters training developed by the College of Policing and SafeLives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 268965 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>To date, 15 police forces have undertaken or are in the process of undertaking Domestic Abuse Matters training, 14 in England and Wales as well as Police Scotland. HMICFRS’ latest report into domestic abuse shows that police forces continue to invest in domestic abuse training, which is well embedded and varied, with a number of police forces working with other organisations to develop or provide this training.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:15:10.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:15:10.807Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1134885
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Sexual Harassment: Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of making an employer legally liable if they fail to protect their staff from sexual harassment at work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 269629 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answer text <p>Under the existing law employers are already liable for harassment carried out by their employees at work, unless they have taken ‘all reasonable steps’ to prevent it. A duty on employers to prevent harassment would not therefore change the legal responsibility of employers to take steps to prevent sexual harassment in their workplaces.</p><p>However, following a recommendation by the Women and Equalities Select Committee for an explicit duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, the Government launched a consultation this month which will explore the evidence for introducing such a duty.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-09-02T16:29:27.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T16:29:27.263Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1134886
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Ethnic Groups more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that BAME women receive the specialist help they need after suffering domestic abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 269630 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government's Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy, published on 8 March 2016, sets out the importance of meeting the needs of LGBT and BAME victims and survivors of VAWG, who may experience additional barriers to accessing support.</p><p>To ensure all victims get the right support at the right time, we set out a clear blueprint for local action though a National Statement of Expectations (NSE). The NSE sets out what local areas need to do to prevent offending and support victims and encourages organisations to work with local commissioners to disseminate the NSE and support implementation of best practice. In our VAWG Strategy Refresh, published in March 2019, we committed to conducting a review of the NSE to ensure it remains up to date, robust, and effective.</p><p>We are also taking action to improve the capacity within specialist sectors, as we did by investing nearly £400,000 (£100,000 from the Home Office; nearly £300,000 from Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government) to Imkaan to build capacity in the specialist BAME sector. We have provided Southall Black Sisters with £1,090,000 from the Tampon Tax Fund to provide support for women with no recourse to public funds through their ‘Recourse to Safety’ project. It will make essential support and protection available to abused women by providing safe accommodation, subsistence and help including counselling, therapy, immigration advice and community awareness-raising.</p><p>We also know that BAME women are more vulnerable to culturally specific types of abuse. We have significantly strengthened the law on forced marriage. We have introduced a forced marriage offence, criminalised breach of Forced Marriage Protection Orders and introduced anonymity for victims of forced marriage.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:11:22.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:11:22.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1137503
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star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading LGBT People: Religion more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she has taken to promote LGBTQ+ rights in the religious community. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 274440 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government will always protect people’s legitimate right to free speech, to be themselves and to practise their religion within the law.</p><p> </p><p>These values are fundamental but we will not shy away from challenging cultures and practices that are harmful to individuals or hold them back from making the most of the opportunities of living in modern Britain.</p><p> </p><p>In July 2018, we launched the LGBT Action Plan, setting out comprehensive commitments on LGBT equality. These actions aim to help all LGBT people, of all backgrounds and faiths, reach their full potential.</p><p> </p><p>From our commitment to end conversion therapy to using behavioural insights to tackle deep-seated prejudices, this government is committed to building a society that works for everyone, regardless of faith, sexual orientation or gender identity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T09:25:43.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T09:25:43.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1137496
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Gay Conversion Therapy 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to bring forward legislative proposals to make LGBTQ+ conversion therapy illegal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 274439 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>Conversion therapy is wrong and we are committed to ending these practices.</p><p>We have committed to considering all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting these practices whether they are occurring in a medical, commercial or faith-based context.</p><p>The LGBT Advisory Panel are looking at conversion therapy to help us identify the most effective actions to end it. We are conducting detailed research into the experiences of those that have undergone conversion therapy and how it has affected them.</p><p>This is a complex issue that we will be approaching sensitively. We are engaging widely before bringing forward proposals, and we will consult on the final package to ensure that the actions we take are proportionate, targeted and effective.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-09-04T13:32:37.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T13:32:37.99Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1147868
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Older People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, what steps she is taking to help people over the age of 60 experiencing domestic abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South remove filter
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 293448 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the Hon Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:24:36.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:24:36.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this