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Battered Women

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will consider introducing legislation to provide more protection for battered women in Scotland.

It is expected that the Scottish Law Commission's report on occupancy rights in the matrimonial home and domestic violence, which will include the draft of a Bill dealing with this subject, will be ready very soon. As soon as it is available, the Government will give it urgent consideration.