Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21


To make provision in relation to domestic abuse; to make provision for and in connection with the establishment of a Domestic Abuse Commissioner; to prohibit cross-examination in person in family proceedings in certain circumstances; to make provision about certain violent or sexual offences, and offences involving other abusive behaviour, committed outside the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill

(Home Office)

Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Initial Library Notes All Bill Debates Debates Contributors

Next Event: 25 Jan 2021 - Committee stage: House of Lords

Last Event: 5 Jan 2021 - 2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 5 January, 2021

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 80%
Lords - 40%

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

27/01/2021
Committee stage: House of Lords
15/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 124(h) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
15/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 124 Running list of amendments (PDF)
14/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 124(g) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
13/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 124(f) Amendment for Committee (PDF)
12/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 124(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
11/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 124(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
08/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 124(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
07/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 124(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
06/01/2021
Amendment papers
HL Bill 124(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF)
05/01/2021
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
05/01/2021
2nd reading (Hansard): House of Lords
15/07/2020
Library Notes
Domestic Abuse Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
10/07/2020
Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons
Tracked changes version of the bill as amended in the Commons compared to the version as introduced (PDF)
08/07/2020
Delegated Powers Memoranda
Domestic Abuse Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF)
07/07/2020
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords
07/07/2020
1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords
07/07/2020
Bills
HL Bill 124 (as introduced)
07/07/2020
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 124 Explanatory Notes
07/07/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 6 July 2020 (PDF)
06/07/2020
Report stage: House of Commons
06/07/2020
Amendment papers
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 6 July 2020 (PDF)
06/07/2020
Amendment papers
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 6 July 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF)
06/07/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments (PDF)
03/07/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing Paper on progress of the Bill
03/07/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 2 July 2020 (PDF)
02/07/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 1 July 2020 (PDF)
01/07/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 30 June 2020 (PDF)
30/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 29 June 2020 (PDF)
29/06/2020
Will write letters
Letter dated 29/06/2020 from Victoria Atkins MP and Alex Chalk MP to Jess Phillips MP and others regarding Government amendments for the Report Stage (PDF, 191KB)
25/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 24 June 2020 (PDF)
24/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 23 June 2020 (PDF)
23/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 22 June 2020 (PDF)
22/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2020 (PDF)
19/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 18 June 2020 (PDF)
18/06/2020
Bills
Bill 141 2019-21 (as amended in Committee) (PDF)
18/06/2020
Bills
Bill 141 2019-21 (as amended in Committee) large font (PDF)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: The AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (DAB83)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Victim Support (DAB84)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: London Victims' Commissioner (DAB85)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Fulfilling Lives South East Partnership (DAB86) (PDF)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Latin American Women's Aid and Dr Charlotte Proudman (DAB87) (PDF)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: RISE (DAB88)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Welsh Women's Aid (DAB89) (PDF)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Southall Black Sisters - further submission (DAB90)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Dr Craig A Harper and Dr Dean Fido, lecturers in forensic psycholoy at UK Universities (University of Derby; Nottingham Trent University) (DAB91)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Brian Maloney (DAB92) (PDF)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (DAB94) (PDF)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Step Up Migrant Women Coalition - Further submission (DAB95) (PDF)
18/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: The Disabilities Trust (DAB96)
18/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 17 June 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage (PDF)
18/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 June 2020 (PDF)
17/06/2020
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far: House of Commons
17/06/2020
Committee Debate: 12th sitting: House of Commons
17/06/2020
Committee Debate: 11th sitting: House of Commons
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Mothers' Union (DAB71) (PDF)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) (DAB72)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: We Can't Consent To This - further submission (DAB73) (PDF)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Families Need Fathers (DAB74) (PDF)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Stonewater (DAB75) (PDF)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester (DAB76)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: National Housing and Domestic Abuse Policy and Practice Group (DAB77) (PDF)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Frank Mullane MBE, CEO of Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) (DAB78)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: 361 Life Support (DAB79)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Mumsnet (DAB80)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Joint submission from Action for Children, AVA, Agenda, Barnardo's, Beck Fitzgerald, CWJ, Children's Society, Employers' Initiative, EVAW, Hestia, LAWRS, NCB, NSPCC, SafeLives, UK SAYS NO MORE, and Victim Support (DAB81) (PDF)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: National Association of Child Contact Centres (DAB82)
17/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Mothers' Union (DAB71) (PDF)
17/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 16 June 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage (PDF)
17/06/2020
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 June 2020 (PDF)
17/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 16 June 2020 (PDF)
17/06/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (Day 5) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Committee Debate: 9th sitting: House of Commons
16/06/2020
Committee Debate: 10th sitting: House of Commons
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Prison Reform Trust (DAB01) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (DAB02) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Transform Justice (DAB03)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: The ManKind Initiative (DAB04) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) (DAB05)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Centre for Women's Justice (submission on non-fatal strangulation) (DAB06) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Andrew Todd (DAB07) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Centre for Women's Justice (further submission on pre-charge bail) (DAB08)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Cris McCurley (DAB09)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Soroptimist UK Programme Action Committee (UKPAC) (DAB10)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Helen Bichard, Trainee Clinical Psychologist (DAB11)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK (DAB12)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Equi-law UK (DAB13)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Refugee Council (DAB14)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru (DAB15)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Grazia Magazine (DAB16) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Magistrates Association (DAB17) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Southall Black Sisters (DAB18)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Step-Up Migrant Women Coalition (DAB19)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: We Can't Consent to This (DAB20)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Age UK (DAB21) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Local Government Association (LGA) (DAB22)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Resolution (DAB23)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: JUSTICE (DAB24) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (DAB25) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Working Chance (DAB26)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Men & Women Working Together (MWWT) (DAB27)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Mr R S Wells, Director of Domestic Abuse Business Support Ltd "Bridging the Gap Project" (DAB28)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse (DAB29)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Royal College of Psychiatrists (DAB30) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Latin American Women's Rights Service (DAB31) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Joint submission from 29 VAWG (violence against women and girls) sector organisations (DAB32) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Refuge (DAB33)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Drive (DAB34) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Lucy Snow (DAB35)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Dr Ruth Lewis (Northumbria University), Dr Matthew Hall (Arden University), and Professor Jeff Hearn (University of Huddersfield and Hanken School of Economics, Finland) (DAB36)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Violence Abuse and Mental Health Network (VAMHN) (DAB37) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) (DAB38)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Action for Children (DAB39) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: FiLiA (DAB40) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: The Law Society of England and Wales (DAB41)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Women Against Rape (DAB42)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Children's Commissioner (DAB43)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Joint submission from 18 children's, domestic abuse and VAWG sector organisations and experts (DAB44) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: The London Assembly (DAB45)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales (DAB46)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Cassandra Wiener, Doctoral Researcher and Associate Tutor at the School of Law, Politics & Sociology, University of Sussex (DAB47)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Mayor of London (DAB48)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: The Children's Society (DAB49) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: HM Government (DAB50) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Mark Tierney (DAB51) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: NSPCC (DAB52) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Carla James (DAB53)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Chartered Institute of Housing (DAB54) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Vanessa d'Esterre, Domestic Abuse specialist and expert by experience (DAB55)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Tim Tierney (DAB56)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: INCADVA (Inter-Collegiate and Agency Domestic Violence Abuse) Forum (DAB57)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Attenti (DAB 58) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (DAB59) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Mr Andrew Pain (DAB60)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Ian McNicholl (DAB61)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Philipp Tanzer (DAB62)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Follow-up letter from the Domestic Abuse Commissioner (DAB63) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: White Ribbon UK (DAB64)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Women's Aid Federation of England (DAB65) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Hestia (DAB66) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Women Against Rape (WAR) (DAB67)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Agenda (DAB68) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: APPG for Ending Homelessness (DAB69)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Surviving Economic Abuse (DAB70) (PDF)
16/06/2020
Written evidence
Written Evidence: Southall Black Sisters: Annex 4 (detailed amendments to the Bill) (DAB18D)
16/06/2020
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 June 2020 (PDF)
15/06/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (Day 4) (PDF)
12/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2020 (PDF)
12/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 12 June 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage (PDF)
12/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 11 June 2020 (PDF)
11/06/2020
Committee Debate: 8th sitting: House of Commons
11/06/2020
Committee Debate: 7th sitting: House of Commons
11/06/2020
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 11 June 2020 (PDF)
11/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 June 2020 (PDF)
11/06/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (Day 3) (PDF)
10/06/2020
Committee Debate: 6th sitting: House of Commons
10/06/2020
Committee Debate: 5th sitting: House of Commons
10/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 9 June 2020 (PDF)
10/06/2020
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 June 2020 (PDF)
10/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 9 June 2020 (PDF)
09/06/2020
Committee Debate: 4th sitting: House of Commons
09/06/2020
Committee Debate: 3rd sitting: House of Commons
09/06/2020
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 June 2020 (PDF)
09/06/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - Day 2 (10 June) (PDF)
08/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 5 June 2020
08/06/2020
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (Clauses 1 to 32) (PDF)
05/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 4 June 2020
05/06/2020
Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 4 June 2020
04/06/2020
Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons
04/06/2020
Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons
04/06/2020
Amendment papers
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 June 2020
03/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 2 June 2020
02/06/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 1 June 2020
28/05/2020
Will write letters
Letter dated from Victoria Atkins MP and Alex Chalk MP to Jess Phillips MP and others regarding points raised during the Second Reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill (PDF, 184KB)
21/05/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 20 May 2020
17/05/2020
Press notices
Have your say (PDF)
11/05/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 7 May 2020
07/05/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 6 May 2020
05/05/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 4 May 2020
04/05/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 1 May 2020
01/05/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 30 April 2020
30/04/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 29 April 2020
29/04/2020
Amendment papers
Notices of Amendments as at 28 April 2020
28/04/2020
2nd reading: House of Commons
28/04/2020
Money resolution: House of Commons
23/04/2020
Briefing papers
Briefing paper on second reading
10/03/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Hamwee and others (PDF, 23KB)
03/03/2020
1st reading: House of Commons
03/03/2020
Bills
Bill 096 2019-21 (as introduced)
03/03/2020
Bills
Bill 096 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF)
03/03/2020
Impact Assessments
Impact Assessment from the Home Office and Ministry of Justice (PDF)
03/03/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 096 EN 2019-21
03/03/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 096 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF)
03/03/2020
Will write letters
Letter from Victoria Atkins MP to Carolyn Harris MP regarding concerns raised about data in the Crime Survey for England and Wales not accounting for victims over the age of 74 (PDF, 75KB)
03/03/2020
Delegated Powers Memoranda
Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice (PDF)