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Westminster Hall Order of Business

17 July 2003
At 2.30 p.m.
Oral Questions on Domestic Violence

Relevant departments: Home; Health; Education and Skills; Constitutional Affairs; Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

*1 Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale):    What impact the guidance to judges on child contact orders has had on levels of unsupervised contact with Schedule 1 domestic violence offenders.
( 125462 )
*2 Mr David Kidney (Stafford):    What public funding is available to support the provision of refuge accommodation for those fleeing domestic violence.
( 125464 )
*3 Mr Tom Harris (Glasgow, Cathcart):    What measures the Government is taking to encourage abused spouses and children to report their circumstances to the police.
( 125465 )
*4 Bob Russell (Colchester):    What (a) financial and (b) other assistance is given to national umbrella organisations representing rape crisis helpline groups who deal with victims of domestic violence.
( 125466 )
*5 Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge):    What steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) the basic standards for under eights' day care services are met for the children who live in women's refuges and (b) statutory funding is provided to enable these services to be provided.
( 125467 )
*6 Linda Gilroy (Plymouth, Sutton):    What action the Government is taking to protect children and young people who are affected by domestic violence.
( 125468 )
*7 Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West):    What steps the Government will take to attempt to modify the behaviour of the perpetrators of domestic violence.
( 125469 )
*8 Ms Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley):    If he will make a statement on measures in place to ensure incidents of domestic violence are considered when decisions are taken on arrangements for children having contact with parents.
( 125470 )
*9 Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough):    What support the Government gives to women's refuges.
( 125472 )
*10 Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore):    What steps the Government is taking to give the police new powers to tackle domestic violence and bring more offenders to justice; and if the Government will make a statement.
( 125474 )
*11 Mr David Rendel (Newbury):    What proportion of the victims of murder were killed as a result of domestic disputes involving their spouse or partner in each of the last five years.
( 125475 )
*12 Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West):    What steps the Government is taking to provide further support to the victims of domestic violence, with particular reference to children.
( 125476 )
        Up to one hour (by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means: Standing Order No. 10(3)).

At 3.30 p.m.



[3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.]

The Prime Minister

That the sitting be now adjourned.

Notes:* Indicates a question for oral answer.

[R] indicates that the Member has declared a relevant interest.

Questions for oral answer not reached receive a written answer.
Supplementary questions will also be asked.


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