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Domestic Violence

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost is of undertaking a pilot scheme in a police authority in respect of police acting in third party orders in cases of domestic violence. [110670]

The group dealing with domestic violence perpetrators within the police service will meet for the first time on 25 June 2003. The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) hope to publish guidance relating to police perpetrators later in the summer.I welcome the work being led by the ACPO in relation to domestic violence perpetrators in the police service and other domestic violence matters. There has been a real and positive shift in police responses to domestic violence incidents over the past few years and making

Table A—The number of notifications, as reported to the Home Office, of ASBOs issued in England, from 1 April 1999 to 30 November 2002, by area and numbers breached
Number of persons issued with ASBOsNumber of persons breaching ASBOs"1,2
Area1 April 1999 to31 May 200031 June 2000 to 31 December 20011 January 2002 to 30 November 20024Total1 June 2000 to 31 December 2001
Cleveland MCC5182112
of which LGAs6
Middlesbough Council70110
Redcar and Cleveland Council71120
by MCC/police force area

further improvements in the police handling on domestic violence cases will be an important element in our strategy to reduce domestic violence and protect victims. We will publish a consultation paper on that strategy shortly.