Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill: first oral evidence session
The Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill held its first oral evidence session on Tuesday 2nd April. The committee took oral evidence from women’s rights and equality organisations covering:
- the scope of the draft Bill, with calls from witnesses to expand it beyond criminal justice to included the wider public sector
- the role of the Domestic Abuse Commissioner
- the need for a greater focus on early intervention and prevention of domestic abuse.