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Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Harwich of 5 March 2008, Official Report, column 2670W, on homicide, when she plans to publish an honour-based violence action plan. (227429)

The Association of Chief Police Officers will launch their honour based violence strategy for police forces shortly. A key part of the strategy will be the development of a two-year action plan.

In addition, the Government plan to publish their annual National Domestic Violence Delivery Plan. The plan will set out key actions and initiatives that will be taken forward to address domestic violence in the coming years. This will also include specific workstreams to address honour based violence.