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Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

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Domestic Abuse Bill, continued

 
 

Philip Davies

 

Bob Stewart

 

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Clause  66,  page  49,  line  44,  leave out from “that” to the end of line 45 and insert

 

“victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse in England and Wales are both male and

 

female.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the sex specific reference to females, to include male victims of domestic

 

abuse and reflect the fact that both men and women are perpetrators of domestic abuse.

 

Philip Davies

 

Bob Stewart

 

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Clause  66,  page  49,  line  45,  after “female”, insert “and this should in no way

 

exclude male victims from the protection of domestic abuse legislation and services for

 

survivors.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is an alternative to Amendment 13.

 


 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mark Garnier

 

Laura Farris

 

Caroline Nokes

 

Bob Blackman

 

Tim Loughton

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Peter Aldous

Jess Phillips

Tulip Siddiq

Yvette Cooper

Rosie Duffield

Tracy Brabin

Debbie Abrahams

Sarah Champion

Alex Davies-Jones

Ruth Jones

Rosie Cooper

Yvonne Fovargue

Mrs Maria Miller

Dawn Butler

Dame Diana Johnson

Claudia Webbe

Ms Karen Buck

Tonia Antoniazzi

Olivia Blake

Ruth Cadbury

Theo Clarke

Steven Bonnar

Mr Virendra Sharma

Sir George Howarth

Darren Jones

Andrew Gwynne

Liz Saville Roberts

Catherine West

Lilian Greenwood

Ian Byrne

John Spellar

Stephen Farry

Colum Eastwood

Jack Dromey

Tony Lloyd

 

nc4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“No defence for consent to death

 

(1)    

If a person (“A”) wounds, assaults or asphyxiates another person (“B”) to whom

 

they are personally connected as defined in section 2 of this Act causing death, it

 

is not a defence to a prosecution that B consented to the infliction of injury.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

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Domestic Abuse Bill, continued

 
 

(2)    

Subsection (1) applies whether or not the death occurred in the course of a

 

sadomasochistic encounter.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would prevent consent of the victim from being used as a defence to a prosecution

 

in domestic homicides.

 


 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mark Garnier

 

Laura Farris

 

Caroline Nokes

 

Bob Blackman

 

Tim Loughton

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Peter Aldous

Jess Phillips

Tulip Siddiq

Yvette Cooper

Rosie Duffield

Tracy Brabin

Debbie Abrahams

Sarah Champion

Alex Davies-Jones

Ruth Jones

Rosie Cooper

Yvonne Fovargue

Mrs Maria Miller

Dawn Butler

Dame Diana Johnson

Claudia Webbe

Ms Karen Buck

Tonia Antoniazzi

Olivia Blake

Ruth Cadbury

Steven Bonnar

Mr Virendra Sharma

Sir George Howarth

Darren Jones

Andrew Gwynne

Liz Saville Roberts

Catherine West

Lilian Greenwood

Ian Byrne

John Spellar

Stephen Farry

Colum Eastwood

Jack Dromey

Tony Lloyd

 

nc5

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“No defence for consent to injury

 

(1)    

If a person (“A”) wounds, assaults or asphyxiates another person (“B”) to whom

 

they are personally connected as defined in section 2 of this Act causing actual

 

bodily harm or more serious injury, it is not a defence to a prosecution that B

 

consented to the infliction of injury or asphyxiation.

 

(2)    

Subsection (1) applies whether or not the actual bodily harm, non-fatal

 

strangulation, or more serious injury occurred in the course of a sadomasochistic

 

encounter.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would prevent consent of the victim from being used as a defence to a prosecution

 

in cases of domestic abuse which result in serious injury.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

10

 

Domestic Abuse Bill, continued

 
 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mark Garnier

 

Laura Farris

 

Caroline Nokes

 

Bob Blackman

 

Tim Loughton

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Peter Aldous

Jess Phillips

Tulip Siddiq

Yvette Cooper

Rosie Duffield

Tracy Brabin

Debbie Abrahams

Sarah Champion

Alex Davies-Jones

Ruth Jones

Rosie Cooper

Yvonne Fovargue

Sarah Owen

Mrs Maria Miller

Dawn Butler

Dame Diana Johnson

Claudia Webbe

Ms Karen Buck

Tonia Antoniazzi

Olivia Blake

Ruth Cadbury

Steven Bonnar

Mr Virendra Sharma

Sir George Howarth

Darren Jones

Andrew Gwynne

Liz Saville Roberts

Catherine West

Lilian Greenwood

Ian Byrne

John Spellar

Stephen Farry

Colum Eastwood

Jack Dromey

Tony Lloyd

 

nc6

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Consent of Director of Public Prosecutions

 

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 without the consent of

 

the Director of Public Prosecutions, 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.”

 

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.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

11

 

Domestic Abuse Bill, continued

 
 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mark Garnier

 

Laura Farris

 

Caroline Nokes

 

Bob Blackman

 

Tim Loughton

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Peter Aldous

Jess Phillips

Tulip Siddiq

Yvette Cooper

Rosie Duffield

Tracy Brabin

Debbie Abrahams

Sarah Champion

Alex Davies-Jones

Ruth Jones

Rosie Cooper

Yvonne Fovargue

Sarah Owen

Mrs Maria Miller

Dawn Butler

Dame Diana Johnson

Claudia Webbe

Ms Karen Buck

Tonia Antoniazzi

Olivia Blake

Ruth Cadbury

Steven Bonnar

Mr Virendra Sharma

Sir George Howarth

Darren Jones

Andrew Gwynne

Liz Saville Roberts

Catherine West

Lilian Greenwood

Ian Byrne

John Spellar

Stephen Farry

Colum Eastwood

Jack Dromey

Tony Lloyd

 

nc7

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Director of Public Prosecutions consultation with victim’s family in domestic

 

homicides

 

(1)    

Before deciding whether or not to give consent to charging a person with

 

manslaughter or any other offence less than the charge of murder in an offence of

 

homicide in which domestic abuse was involved, the Director of Public

 

Prosecutions must consult the immediate family of the deceased.

 

(2)    

The Lord Chancellor must make arrangements, including the provision of a grant,

 

to enable the immediate family to access legal advice prior to being consulted by

 

the Director of Public Prosecutions under sub-section (1).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Director of Public Prosecutions to consult the immediate family

 

of the victim before charging less than murder in a domestic homicide and provide the family with

 

legal advice so they can understand the legal background.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

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Domestic Abuse Bill, continued

 
 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Laura Farris

 

Jess Phillips

 

Tulip Siddiq

 

Stella Creasy

 

Ms Karen Buck

Debbie Abrahams

Helen Hayes

Alison McGovern

Olivia Blake

Ms Angela Eagle

Dawn Butler

Ruth Jones

Janet Daby

Ruth Cadbury

Yvonne Fovargue

Barbara Keeley

Rosie Cooper

Emma Hardy

Tonia Antoniazzi

Tracy Brabin

Dame Diana Johnson

Mark Garnier

Rosie Duffield

Caroline Nokes

Tim Loughton

Mrs Pauline Latham

Mrs Maria Miller

Peter Aldous

Jackie Doyle-Price

Bob Blackman

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Yvette Cooper

Sarah Champion

Alex Davies-Jones

Sarah Owen

Claudia Webbe

Steven Bonnar

Sir George Howarth

Darren Jones

Andrew Gwynne

Mr Virendra Sharma

Liz Saville Roberts

Catherine West

Lilian Greenwood

Ian Byrne

John Spellar

Stephen Farry

Colum Eastwood

Jack Dromey

Tony Lloyd

 

nc8

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Offence of non-fatal strangulation

 

A person (A) commits an offence if that person unlawfully strangles, suffocates

 

or asphyxiates another person (B), where the strangulation, suffocation or

 

asphyxiation does not result in B’s death.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause will create a new offence of non-fatal strangulation.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

13

 

Domestic Abuse Bill, continued

 
 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mark Garnier

 

Laura Farris

 

Caroline Nokes

 

Bob Blackman

 

Tim Loughton

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Peter Aldous

Jess Phillips

Tulip Siddiq

Yvette Cooper

Rosie Duffield

Tracy Brabin

Debbie Abrahams

Sarah Champion

Alex Davies-Jones

Ruth Jones

Rosie Cooper

Yvonne Fovargue

Sarah Owen

Mrs Maria Miller

Dawn Butler

Dame Diana Johnson

Claudia Webbe

Ms Karen Buck

Tonia Antoniazzi

Olivia Blake

Ruth Cadbury

Steven Bonnar

Mr Virendra Sharma

Sir George Howarth

Darren Jones

Andrew Gwynne

Liz Saville Roberts

Catherine West

Lilian Greenwood

Ian Byrne

John Spellar

Stephen Farry

Colum Eastwood

Jack Dromey

Tony Lloyd

 

nc9

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Offence of non-fatal strangulation in domestic abuse context

 

A person (A) commits an offence if that person unlawfully strangles, suffocates

 

or asphyxiates another person (B) to whom they are personally connected as

 

defined in Section 2 of this Act, where the strangulation, suffocation or

 

asphyxiation does not result in B’s death.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause will create a new offence of non-fatal strangulation in domestic abuse offences.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

14

 

Domestic Abuse Bill, continued

 
 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Mark Garnier

 

Laura Farris

 

Caroline Nokes

 

Bob Blackman

 

Tim Loughton

Mr Andrew Mitchell

Peter Aldous

Jess Phillips

Tulip Siddiq

Yvette Cooper

Rosie Duffield

Tracy Brabin

Debbie Abrahams

Sarah Champion

Alex Davies-Jones

Ruth Jones

Rosie Cooper

Yvonne Fovargue

Sarah Owen

Mrs Maria Miller

Dawn Butler

Dame Diana Johnson

Claudia Webbe

Ms Karen Buck

Tonia Antoniazzi

Olivia Blake

Ruth Cadbury

Steven Bonnar

Mr Virendra Sharma

Sir George Howarth

Darren Jones

Andrew Gwynne

Liz Saville Roberts

Catherine West

Lilian Greenwood

Ian Byrne

John Spellar

Stephen Farry

Colum Eastwood

Jack Dromey

Tony Lloyd

 

nc10

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Prohibition of reference to sexual history of the deceased in domestic

 

homicide trials

 

If at a trial a person is charged with an offence of homicide in which domestic

 

abuse was involved, then—

 

(a)    

no evidence may be adduced, and

 

(b)    

no question may be asked in cross-examination, by or on behalf of any

 

accused at the  trial,

 

about any sexual behaviour of the deceased.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause will prevent the victim’s previous sexual history being used as evidence to prove

 

consent to violence in a domestic homicide case. This draws on the legislative measures in the

 

Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 to prevent rape defendants raking up or inventing

 

complainants’ previous sexual history.

 



 
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