Domestic Abuse Bill — Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 44 — 10 Mar 2021 at 18:15

Moved by Baroness Helic

44: After Clause 64, insert the following new Clause-“Training (1) The Secretary of State shall within six months of the passing of this Act publish-(a) a strategy for providing specialist training for all magistrates and judges hearing cases in family proceedings in the Family Courts concerning rape, sexual and domestic abuse and coercive control; and(b) a timetable for the delivery of the training mentioned in subsection (1)(a),to include the training of all judges and magistrates, who are already hearing or who are to be appointed to hear Family cases and to include continuing professional development training for all such judges and magistrates.(2) The training mentioned in subsection (1)(a) must include but is not limited to training concerning-(a) the impact upon victims and witnesses, both adults and children, of the trauma of rape, sexual and domestic abuse and coercive control;(b) the risks and difficulties for victims and witnesses in giving evidence and taking part in proceedings concerning rape, sexual, domestic abuse and coercive control; and(c) the risks and difficulties for victims and witnesses of being involved in proceedings where one or more other parties may be the perpetrators of rape, sexual and domestic abuse and coercive control or persons connected to such perpetrators.(3) Before publishing the strategy and timetable mentioned in subsection (1) the Secretary of State must consult- (a) the Chairman of the Board of the Judicial College;(b) the President of the Family Division;(c) the Chief Executive of the Magistrates Association; and(d) the Domestic Abuse Commissioner.(4) After commencement of this subsection, which shall not be more than two years after the passage of this Act, the Secretary of State shall ensure that no Family cases are heard by judges or magistrates who have not successfully completed the training mentioned in subsection (1).”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would require the Secretary of State, in consultation with training bodies, to publish a strategy for providing specialist training on matters relating to domestic abuse for magistrates and judges hearing cases in family proceedings.

Ayes 286, Noes 252.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop6 020.7%
Con3 18663.6%
Crossbench47 2133.7%
DUP0 360.0%
Green2 0100.0%
Judge1 113.3%
Lab134 360.9%
LDem78 173.1%
Non-affiliated6 225.0%
UUP0 150.0%
Total:277 21854.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Baroness Helic Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Newlove Con (front bench)aye
Baroness Shields Conaye
Lord Aberdare Crossbenchno
Viscount Brookeborough Crossbenchno
Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Butler of BrockwellCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Cameron of DillingtonCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Carrington Crossbenchno
Lord Chartres Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Crisp Crossbenchno
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchno
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Baroness Hallett Crossbenchno
Lord Hannay of ChiswickCrossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Hogg Crossbenchno
Baroness Hunt of Bethnal GreenCrossbenchno
Lord Laming Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Murphy Crossbenchno
Baroness O'Neill of BengarveCrossbenchno
Lord Rana Crossbenchno
Lord Ricketts Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Thurlow Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Wilson of DintonCrossbenchno
Lord Davies of StamfordLab (minister)no
Lord Grabiner Labno
Lord Pendry Labno
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Lord Bhatia Non-affiliatedno
Lord Taylor of WarwickNon-affiliatedno

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