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House of Commons Written statement. Violence against women and girls.

3rd December 2014

On the 18th December the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Theresa May, informed that “ we will be tabling amendments to the Serious Crime Bill at Committee stage to strengthen the protection afforded to the victims of domestic abuse.  A new offence of domestic abuse will provide an additional charging option where there is continuous or repeated coercive or controlling conduct, the cumulative impact of which can be no less traumatic for the victim than physical violence.”