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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 31 October 2019

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Domestic Abuse Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Order of the Committee [29 October 2019].

 


 

Victoria Atkins

 

Wendy Morton

 

That the Committee do not proceed further with the consideration of the Bill.

 


 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mark Garnier

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Rosie Duffield

 

Diana Johnson

 

Lisa Nandy

Rachel Reeves

Rosie Cooper

Tonia Antoniazzi

Janet Daby

Jo Stevens

Anna Turley

Liz McInnes

Jack Dromey

Rushanara Ali

Kate Green

Jo Platt

Danielle Rowley

Liz Kendall

Tracy Brabin

Emma Hardy

Ruth Jones

Jess Phillips

Anneliese Dodds

Thelma Walker

Yvette Cooper

Stella Creasy

Preet Kaur Gill

Peter Aldous

Sir David Amess

Guto Bebb

Caroline Nokes

Jeremy Lefroy

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Sir Henry Bellingham

Richard Graham

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—


 
 

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Domestic Abuse Bill, continued

 
 

         

“No defence for consent

 

(1)    

If, in the course of any behaviour which constitutes domestic abuse within the

 

meaning of this Act, a person (“A”) wounds or assaults another person (“B”)

 

causing actual bodily harm, more serious injury or death, it is not a defence to a

 

prosecution that B consented to the infliction of injury.

 

(2)    

Subsection (1) applies whether or not the actual bodily harm, more serious injury

 

or death occurred in the course of a sadomasochistic encounter.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would prevent consent from being used as a defence to a prosecution in cases of

 

domestic abuse which result in serious injury or death.

 


 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mark Garnier

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Rosie Duffield

 

Diana Johnson

 

Lisa Nandy

Rachel Reeves

Rosie Cooper

Tonia Antoniazzi

Janet Daby

Jo Stevens

Anna Turley

Liz McInnes

Jack Dromey

Rushanara Ali

Kate Green

Jo Platt

Danielle Rowley

Liz Kendall

Tracy Brabin

Emma Hardy

Ruth Jones

Jess Phillips

Anneliese Dodds

Thelma Walker

Yvette Cooper

Stella Creasy

Preet Kaur Gill

Peter Aldous

Sir David Amess

Guto Bebb

Caroline Nokes

Jeremy Lefroy

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Sir Roger Gale

Sir Henry Bellingham

Richard Graham

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Consent of Director of Public Prosecutions

 

(1)    

In any homicide case in which all or any of the injuries involved in the death,

 

whether or not they are the proximate cause of it, were inflicted in the course of

 

domestic abuse, the Crown Prosecution Service may not, in respect of the death—

 

(a)    

charge a person with manslaughter or any other offence less than the

 

charge of murder, or

 

(b)    

accept a plea of guilty to manslaughter or any other lesser offence

 

without the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

 

(2)    

Before deciding whether or not to give consent for the purposes of subsection (1),

 

the Director of Public Prosecutions must consult the immediate family of the

 

deceased.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions if, in any

 

homicide case in which any of the injuries were inflicted in the course of domestic abuse, the

 

charge (or the plea to be accepted) is of anything less than murder. It would also require the

 

Director of Public Prosecutions to consult the immediate family of the deceased before deciding

 

whether or not to give such consent.

 


 
 

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Domestic Abuse Bill, continued

 
 

Order of the House [2 October 2019]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Domestic Abuse Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 21 November 2019.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [29 October 2019]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 29

 

October) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.30 pm on Tuesday 29 October;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 31 October;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 5 November;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 7 November;

 

(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 12 November;

 

(f)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 14 November;

 

(g)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 19 November;

 

(h)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 21 November;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

      TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 29

Until no later

Nicole Jacobs, Designate Domestic

 
 

October

than 10.55 am

Abuse Commissioner

 
 

Tuesday 29

Until no later

National Police Chiefs’ Council

 
 

October

than 11.25 am

  
 

Tuesday 29

Until no later

Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary

 
 

October

than 3.00 pm

  
 

Tuesday 29

Until no later

Nazir Afzal, National Adviser to the

 
 

October

than 3.30 pm

Welsh Government

 
 

Tuesday 29

Until no later

Action for Children

 
 

October

than 4.00 pm

  
 

Tuesday 29

Until no later

Age UK; Respect

 
 

October

than 5.00 pm

  
 

Tuesday 31

Until no later

Women’s Aid Federation of England;

 
 

October

than 12.30 pm

Refuge; SafeLives

 
 

Tuesday 31

Until no later

Local Government Association

 
 

October

than 1.00 pm

  
 

Tuesday 31

Until no later

Crisis; Giles Peaker, Anthony Gold

 
 

October

than 2.45 pm

Solicitors

 
 

Tuesday 31

Until no later

Imkaan; End Violence Against Women

 
 

October

than 4.00 pm

Coalition; Southall Black Sisters; Cris

 
   

McCurley, Ben Hoare Bell LLP

 
 

Tuesday 31

Until no later

Amnesty International UK; Hestia

 
 

October

than 5.00 pm

  

 
 

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Domestic Abuse Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 37; Schedule 1; Clauses 38 to 78; Schedule 2;

 

Clauses 79 to 86; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the

 

Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings on the Bill shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 21 November.

 


 

 

Revised 30 October 2019