Domestic abuse

Domestic Abuse Bill finally gets first reading

16 July 2019

The Domestic Abuse Bill has been presented to parliament today.


The London Assembly is reaffirming its call for the Government to create a Domestic Abusers Register as part of the Domestic Abuse Bill.  


Len Duvall AM, Assembly Spokesperson for the Register, said:


Now the Domestic Abuse Bill has been presented, it’s time to get on and do the right thing to protect the vulnerable from serial abusers.


“The new Prime Minister needs to see the logic of a Register and we call on him to give potential victims access to vital information about the partners they are beginning a relationship with. Having access to this information could mean the difference between life and death.


“The Assembly will continue its drive to mitigate the harm caused by serial domestic abusers by pushing for an amendment, backed by a number of Parliamentarians, to ensure the Bill includes a Domestic Abusers Register.”

Notes to editors

  1. ​​​​​​​Len Duvall AM, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  2. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.



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