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Bill documents — Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 124 (as introduced) | PDF version 07.07.2020
Commons Bill 141 2019-21 (as amended in Committee) (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Bill 141 2019-21 (as amended in Committee) large font (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Bill 096 2019-21 (as introduced) | PDF version 03.03.2020
Commons Bill 096 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 03.03.2020

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Tracked changes version of the bill as amended in the Commons compared to the version as introduced (PDF) 10.07.2020

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 124 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 07.07.2020
Commons Bill 096 EN 2019-21 | PDF version 03.03.2020
Commons Bill 096 EN 2019-21 - large font accessible version (PDF) 03.03.2020

Delegated Powers Memoranda

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Lords Domestic Abuse Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF) 08.07.2020
Commons Delegated Powers Memorandum from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice (PDF) 03.03.2020

"English votes for English laws"

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House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 09.03.2020

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 6 July 2020 (PDF) 06.07.2020
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 6 July 2020 - large font accessible version (PDF) 06.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 July 2020 (PDF) 03.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 July 2020 (PDF) 02.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 June 2020 (PDF) 01.07.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 June 2020 (PDF) 30.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 24 June 2020 (PDF) 25.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 June 2020 (PDF) 24.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 22 June 2020 (PDF) 23.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 June 2020 (PDF) 22.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 June 2020 (PDF) 19.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 June 2020 (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 June 2020 (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 June 2020 (PDF) 12.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 11 June 2020 (PDF) 11.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 June 2020 (PDF) 10.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 June 2020 (PDF) 09.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 June 2020 | PDF version 08.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 4 June 2020 | PDF version 05.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 June 2020 | PDF version 04.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 June 2020 | PDF version 03.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 June 2020 | PDF version 02.06.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 May 2020 | PDF version 21.05.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 May 2020 | PDF version 11.05.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 May 2020 | PDF version 07.05.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 4 May 2020 | PDF version 05.05.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 May 2020 | PDF version 04.05.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 30 April 2020 | PDF version 01.05.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 29 April 2020 | PDF version 30.04.2020
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 28 April 2020 | PDF version 29.04.2020

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments (PDF) 06.07.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (Day 5) (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (Day 4) (PDF) 15.06.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (Day 3) (PDF) 11.06.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments - Day 2 (10 June) (PDF) 09.06.2020
Commons Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments (Clauses 1 to 32) (PDF) 08.06.2020

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 6 July 2020 (PDF) 07.07.2020
Commons All proceedings up to 17 June 2020 at Public Bill Committee stage (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 June 2020 (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 16 June 2020 (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 11 June 2020 (PDF) 12.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 June 2020 (PDF) 11.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 9 June 2020 (PDF) 10.06.2020
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 4 June 2020 | PDF version 05.06.2020

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on progress of the Bill 03.07.2020
Commons Briefing paper on second reading 23.04.2020

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say (PDF) 17.05.2020

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Domestic Abuse Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 15.07.2020

Human rights memoranda

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

House Human rights memorandum Date
Commons Supplementary Human Rights Memorandum from the Ministry of Justice (PDF) 06.07.2020
Commons Human Rights Memorandum from Home Office, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (PDF) 31.03.2020

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: The AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (DAB83) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Victim Support (DAB84) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: London Victims' Commissioner (DAB85) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Fulfilling Lives South East Partnership (DAB86) (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Latin American Women's Aid and Dr Charlotte Proudman (DAB87) (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: RISE (DAB88) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Welsh Women's Aid (DAB89) (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Southall Black Sisters - further submission (DAB90) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Craig A Harper and Dr Dean Fido, lecturers in forensic psycholoy at UK Universities (University of Derby; Nottingham Trent University) (DAB91) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Brian Maloney (DAB92) (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (DAB94) (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Step Up Migrant Women Coalition - Further submission (DAB95) (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Disabilities Trust (DAB96) 18.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Mothers' Union (DAB71) (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) (DAB72) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: We Can't Consent To This - further submission (DAB73) (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Families Need Fathers (DAB74) (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Stonewater (DAB75) (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester (DAB76) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: National Housing and Domestic Abuse Policy and Practice Group (DAB77) (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Frank Mullane MBE, CEO of Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) (DAB78) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: 361 Life Support (DAB79) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Mumsnet (DAB80) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Joint submission from Action for Children, AVA, Agenda, Barnardo's, Beck Fitzgerald, CWJ, Children's Society, Employers' Initiative, EVAW, Hestia, LAWRS, NCB, NSPCC, SafeLives, UK SAYS NO MORE, and Victim Support (DAB81) (PDF) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: National Association of Child Contact Centres (DAB82) 17.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Prison Reform Trust (DAB01) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (DAB02) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Transform Justice (DAB03) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The ManKind Initiative (DAB04) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW) (DAB05) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Centre for Women's Justice (submission on non-fatal strangulation) (DAB06) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Andrew Todd (DAB07) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Centre for Women's Justice (further submission on pre-charge bail) (DAB08) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Cris McCurley (DAB09) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Soroptimist UK Programme Action Committee (UKPAC) (DAB10) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Helen Bichard, Trainee Clinical Psychologist (DAB11) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK (DAB12) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Equi-law UK (DAB13) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Refugee Council (DAB14) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru (DAB15) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Grazia Magazine (DAB16) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Magistrates Association (DAB17) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Southall Black Sisters (DAB18) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Southall Black Sisters: Annex 4 (detailed amendments to the Bill) (DAB18D) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Step-Up Migrant Women Coalition (DAB19) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: We Can't Consent to This (DAB20) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Age UK (DAB21) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Local Government Association (LGA) (DAB22) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Resolution (DAB23) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: JUSTICE (DAB24) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (DAB25) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Working Chance (DAB26) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Men & Women Working Together (MWWT) (DAB27) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Mr R S Wells, Director of Domestic Abuse Business Support Ltd "Bridging the Gap Project" (DAB28) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse (DAB29) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Royal College of Psychiatrists (DAB30) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Latin American Women's Rights Service (DAB31) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Joint submission from 29 VAWG (violence against women and girls) sector organisations (DAB32) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Refuge (DAB33) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Drive (DAB34) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Lucy Snow (DAB35) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Ruth Lewis (Northumbria University), Dr Matthew Hall (Arden University), and Professor Jeff Hearn (University of Huddersfield and Hanken School of Economics, Finland) (DAB36) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Violence Abuse and Mental Health Network (VAMHN) (DAB37) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) (DAB38) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Action for Children (DAB39) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: FiLiA (DAB40) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Law Society of England and Wales (DAB41) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Women Against Rape (DAB42) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Children's Commissioner (DAB43) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Joint submission from 18 children's, domestic abuse and VAWG sector organisations and experts (DAB44) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The London Assembly (DAB45) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales (DAB46) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Cassandra Wiener, Doctoral Researcher and Associate Tutor at the School of Law, Politics & Sociology, University of Sussex (DAB47) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Mayor of London (DAB48) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: The Children's Society (DAB49) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: HM Government (DAB50) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Mark Tierney (DAB51) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: NSPCC (DAB52) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Carla James (DAB53) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Chartered Institute of Housing (DAB54) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Vanessa d'Esterre, Domestic Abuse specialist and expert by experience (DAB55) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Tim Tierney (DAB56) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: INCADVA (Inter-Collegiate and Agency Domestic Violence Abuse) Forum (DAB57) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Attenti (DAB 58) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (DAB59) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Mr Andrew Pain (DAB60) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Ian McNicholl (DAB61) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Philipp Tanzer (DAB62) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Follow-up letter from the Domestic Abuse Commissioner (DAB63) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: White Ribbon UK (DAB64) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Women's Aid Federation of England (DAB65) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Hestia (DAB66) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Women Against Rape (WAR) (DAB67) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Agenda (DAB68) (PDF) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: APPG for Ending Homelessness (DAB69) 16.06.2020
Commons Written Evidence: Surviving Economic Abuse (DAB70) (PDF) 16.06.2020

Relevant documents

A collection of papers relevant to the bill

House Relevant documents Date
Commons Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill - First Report of Session 2017–19 (PDF) 22.05.2020

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment from the Home Office and Ministry of Justice (PDF) 03.03.2020

Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures

The UK Parliament does not normally legislate with regard to matters within the competence of the Scottish Parliament, Senedd Cymru or the Northern Ireland Assembly without the consent of the relevant body. This constitutional understanding is sometimes referred to as the Sewel Convention. Consent is expressed by means of a Legislative Consent Motion. Listed below is relevant legislative consent information provided by the devolved legislatures in respect of this bill, including cases where the relevant legislature has decided not to grant consent.

House Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures Date
Commons Legislative Consent Motion from the Northern Ireland Assembly (PDF) 24.06.2020
Commons Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Parliament (PDF) 18.06.2020
Commons Legislative Consent Motion from the Scottish Parliament (PDF) 18.06.2020

Will write letters

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House Will write letters Date
Letter dated 29/06/2020 from Victoria Atkins MP and Alex Chalk MP to Jess Phillips MP and others regarding Government amendments for the Report Stage (PDF, 191KB) 29.06.2020
Letter dated from Victoria Atkins MP and Alex Chalk MP to Jess Phillips MP and others regarding points raised during the Second Reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill (PDF, 184KB) 28.05.2020
Letter from Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Hamwee and others (PDF, 23KB) 10.03.2020
Letter from Victoria Atkins MP to Carolyn Harris MP regarding concerns raised about data in the Crime Survey for England and Wales not accounting for victims over the age of 74 (PDF, 75KB) 03.03.2020

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