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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

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: 7 Jul 2020 - 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 7 July, 2020

Primary Bill Debate Contributors by Party

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Conservative Victoria Atkins (View contribution) 49561 words
Democratic Unionist Party Gavin Robinson (View contribution) 1528 words
Green Party Caroline Lucas (View contribution) 901 words
Labour Jess Phillips (View contribution) 72031 words
Labour (Co-op) Tracy Brabin (View contribution) 1567 words
Liberal Democrat Christine Jardine (View contribution) 9768 words
Plaid Cymru Liz Saville Roberts (View contribution) 9459 words
Scottish National Party Joanna Cherry (View contribution) 1175 words

Bill Progession through Parliament

Lords - 20%
Commons - 80%

Most recent key documents

Date Type Title
7 Jul 2020 Bills HL Bill 124 (as introduced) (PDF)
3 Jul 2020 Briefing papers Briefing Paper on progress of the Bill
15 Jul 2020 Library Notes Domestic Abuse Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
7 Jul 2020 Explanatory Notes HL Bill 124 Explanatory Notes (PDF)
6 Jul 2020 Amendment papers Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 6 July 2020 (PDF)

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

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