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Domestic Violence

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Solicitor-General if she will list the reviews of deaths in cases of domestic violence she has undertaken; and what her conclusions were in each case. [110671]

I asked Chief Crown Prosecutors outside London to carry out domestic violence murder reviews in six suitable cases as an informal pilot scheme.

The Ministerial Group on Domestic Violence has been considering the issue of murder reviews. The issue was included in the White Paper "Justice for All" published in July 2002 and will be picked up as part of the wider Consultation Paper on domestic violence that is to be published soon.