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GREATER SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 86: tabled on 28 June 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the British Crime Survey 2017 found that four in five victims of domestic abuse do not tell the police; further notes that 85 per cent of victims sought help five times on average before they got effective help; is concerned that since 2010 17 per cent of specialist women’s refuges have closed; calls on the Government to safeguard local and national agencies that support victims of domestic violence and ensure that they are sufficiently funded; further notes that stalking is also a serious problem; notes that many people still do not report that they have been victims of stalking; and further calls on the Government to demonstrate a clear commitment to improving the recognition, reporting and prosecution of stalking and provide more support to those who are victims of this crime.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.