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Update on Domestic Abuse Bill

Domestic Abuse Bill received its Third Reading on Wednesday 24 March 2021, during which Peers welcomed the broad cross-party support the Bill has received and said that the constructive spirit in which the Bill’s proceedings had taken place has resulted in important improvements being made to it. This includes amendments on:

  • non-fatal strangulation
  • threats to share intimate images and
  • the extension of the ban on cross-examination.

Other important measures include the Government’s pledge to hold a public consultation on evicting perpetrators who are joint tenants and remain in the family home, while the victim is forced to leave.

The Bill will now return to the Commons on 15th April for consideration of the amendments made in the Lords.