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Louise Aitchison and domestic violence protection

EDM (Early Day Motion) 21: tabled on 10 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the truth of abuse and its genuine impact on society; acknowledges that there are hundreds of female deaths, many registered as suicides across the UK and that a significant proportion of these involve cases of domestic abuse; asks the Government to amend how they investigate domestic abuse cases and risks to survivors to utilise specialised frontline responders who are fully trained in handling domestic abuse cases; appreciates the work of professionals including Professor Jane Monckton Smith, who have worked so hard to highlight this issue; acknowledges the Sunday Post campaign to highlight the need for change by Scottish journalist Marion Scott; commemorates the tragedy of East Kilbride's Louise Aitchison whose life was so cruelly taken whilst she had so much to give and live for; and urges the Government to support specialist domestic abuse risk management services, in Louise's and other victims memory to save lives.