Domestic Abuse Bill — Monitoring of Serial and Serious Harm Domestic Abuse and Stalking Perpetrators under Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements — 15 Apr 2021 at 15:45

The majority of MPs voted against tougher arrangements to monitor those who have committed serial, or high risk, domestic abuse or stalking crimes.

MPs were considering the Domestic Abuse Bill.[1][2]

The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 42

Lords amendment 42[3] began:

  • Insert the following new Clause—
  • Monitoring of serial and serious harm domestic abuse and stalking perpetrators under Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements
  • (1) The Criminal Justice Act 2003 is amended as follows. (2) In section 325 (arrangements for assessing etc risk posed by certain offenders)
  • (a) in subsection (1), after ““relevant sexual or violent offender” has the meaning given by section 327;” insert ““relevant domestic abuse or stalking perpetrator” has the meaning given in section 327ZA;”;
  • (b) in subsection (2), after paragraph (a) insert—
  • “(aa) relevant domestic abuse or stalking perpetrators,”.
  • (3) After section 327 (section 325: interpretation) insert—
  • 327ZA Section 325: interpretation of relevant domestic abuse or stalking perpetrator
  • (1) For the purposes of section 325, a person (“P”) is a “relevant domestic abuse or stalking perpetrator” if P has been convicted of a specified offence and meets either the condition in subsection (2)(a) or the condition in subsection (2)(b).
  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the conditions are—
  • (a) P is a relevant serial offender; or
  • (b) a risk of serious harm assessment has identified P as presenting a high or very high risk of serious harm.
  • ...

The explanatory notes to the Lords amendments[4] stated:

  • "Lords Amendment 42 would amends[sic] the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which provides for the establishment of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements ("MAPPA"), to make arrangements for serial domestic abuse or stalking perpetrators to be registered on VISOR (the Dangerous Persons Database) and be subjected to supervision, monitoring and management through MAPPA."


Debate in Parliament |

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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

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

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con350 (+2 tell) 2097.3%
DUP0 80100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 40100.0%
Lab0 195 (+2 tell)099.0%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
Total:350 227098.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

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Robert HalfonHarlowCon (front bench)no
Jason McCartneyColne ValleyConno

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