Refuge responds to announcement that the Domestic Abuse Bill will be carried over into the next parliament.

 

In response to the announcement today that the Prime Minister intends to ensure that the Domestic Abuse Bill is carried over into the next parliamentary session, Sandra Horley CBE, Chief Executive of national domestic abuse charity Refuge said:

‘We are delighted that the Government has today made a clear statement confirming that the Domestic Abuse Bill will be carried over into the next parliamentary session. This Bill represents many years of work for Refuge and our colleagues across the Violence against Women and Girls sector. In England and Wales, two women every week are killed by their current or former partner and this Bill has the potential to transform the response to violence against women and girls. We look forward to working with the Government to ensure the Bill is as strong as possible and transforms the lives of women and girls across the country.’

For more information, please email press@refuge.org.uk or call 0207 395 7731. Outside of working hours, please call 07970 894240.