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Domestic Abuse Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, session 2019-21

Last updated: 20 January 2021 at 15:22

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To make provision in relation to domestic abuse; to make provision for and in connection with the establishment of a Domestic Abuse Commissioner; to prohibit cross-examination in person in family proceedings in certain circumstances; to make provision about certain violent or sexual offences, and offences involving other abusive behaviour, committed outside the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Sponsoring organisations

Home Office
Priti Patel
Conservative, Witham
Home Office
Baroness Williams of Trafford
Conservative, Life peer

Current version of bill

7 July 2020

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