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Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill

Bill Number: Bill 03/17-22

Bill Type: Executive

Bill Sponsor: Minister of Justice

The Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill is:

A Bill to create a course of conduct offence and a sentencing aggravation concerning domestic abuse and make rules as to procedure and giving evidence in criminal cases involving domestic abuse; and prevent cross-examination in person of certain witnesses in particular circumstances in family proceedings in the civil courts.


Stages of a Bill

Bill Stage Date Completed / Status All Associated documents and links
First Stage 31 March 2020

Bill as Introduced (HTM) (PDF)
Explanatory and Financial Memorandum (HTM) (PDF)

Official Report - 31 March 2020

Second Stage 28 April 2020 Official Report - 28 April 2020
Committee Stage    
Consideration Stage   Notice of Amendments - 20 October 2020
Further Consideration Stage    
Final Stage    
Royal Assent    


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