Parliament shutdown ‘could impact’ Domestic Abuse Bill
Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner David Keane has expressed concerns that the prime minister’s decision to prorogue Parliament will hit the Domestic Abuse Bill.
David Keane said the “landmark” Bill would oversee “a fundamental shift” in how domestic abuse was responded to, providing increased support for victims and tougher punishments for perpetrators.
A result of a national consultation by the previous government, the Bill had its first reading in Parliament in July. But when Parliament is ended by being prorogued, all proposed Bills are effectively cancelled, unless the Government takes steps to ensure their progress.
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