The comments made by Jess Phillips, the Shadow Domestic Violence and Safeguarding Minister, on 16 March 2021.
These figures underline that violence is not a rare occurrence but the sad reality for too many women and girls across the country.
We need a step change not just in the criminal justice system but throughout society – and that needs real Government backing.
The Tories need to stop wasting time on gimmicks and get serious about tackling the epidemic of violence women and girls are facing.
This legislation is the equivalent of a get out of jail free card – it should be called the Abusers Charter.