Responding to the publication of the Domestic Abuse Bill today, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said:

“Two million people experience domestic abuse every year, and they urgently need the Government to take action.
“This Conservative Government has failed these people by delaying this vital legislation. Theresa May first promised it more than two years ago. Now that it has finally been published, the Liberal Democrats will be demanding that the new Prime Minister takes it forward without further delay.
“We will also be fighting to strengthen the Bill to make sure it protects everyone affected by domestic abuse and domestic violence – including children and migrant women – and guarantees that survivors have access to refuges, rape crisis centres and other crucial support services.”

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