I thank Jenny for putting this question on the agenda. I know of her involvement given that she was at the launch on 20 November of the Mayor's second annual report of the pan-London Domestic Violence Forum. There are a number of us who already know the answers that we have heard today. However, I think this is an opportunity for us to bring this matter into the public arena. So much has been achieved over the past two years. I think this is an area of achievement and great triumph for partnership working. As I did yesterday when I commended the Commissioner and all of his staff, I would like to do so again as a Member.
Given the problems of intimidation inherent in domestic violence cases, do you think that the police need to have a power to prosecute where the victim does not want to press charges? At the moment I know that you are actually taking witness statements. But I am not sure we are at that stage yet. Is that the next stage? We must be 10 steps ahead of the type of person we are dealing with who believes that it is alright to beat up women.