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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 702: debated on Monday 1 November 2021

Ministerial Correction

Monday 1 November 2021

Home Department

Victims of Domestic Abuse: Support

The following is an extract from Home Office oral questions on 18 October 2021.

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, sexuality or background, but how many men have been subjected to domestic abuse and what is offered to them that is different from what is offered to women?

My hon. Friend is absolutely right that men and boys can be victims of domestic abuse and, indeed, the other crimes that fall under the umbrella of what we call violence against women and girls. For the year ending March 2020, the crime survey of England and Wales estimated that 757,000 men experienced domestic abuse—that is approximately seven men in every 100.

[Official Report, 18 October 2021, Vol. 701, c. 539.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, the hon. Member for Redditch (Rachel Maclean).

An error has been identified in my response to my hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell).

The correct response should have been:

My hon. Friend is absolutely right that men and boys can be victims of domestic abuse and, indeed, the other crimes that fall under the umbrella of what we call violence against women and girls. For the year ending March 2020, the crime survey of England and Wales estimated that 757,000 men experienced domestic abuse—that is approximately 3.6 men in every 100.