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Domestic Violence: Asians

Volume 471: debated on Wednesday 30 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of numbers of Asian women subject to domestic violence in the (a) UK, (b) North East and (c) Tees Valley in the most recent period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. (182535)

The Home Office does not routinely collect this data. However, the Government is aware of the specific issues faced by black and minority ethnic victims of domestic violence (including forced marriage, female genital mutilation and honour based violence), and is currently developing a cross-Government work plan (in conjunction with the Association of Chief Police Officers) to take forward work in this area.