From my spot on the Domestic Abuse committee, I saw just how much this Government wants to champion the rights of those who have been victimised.
I urge Ministers to make one simple change to the Domestic Abuse Bill – to start the necessary recording of data of victims and survivors.
When there are no private rentals to go to the flow from abusive home to refuge in privately rented accommodation will come to an abrupt halt.
The greatest difficulty may prove persuading those who need help, to accept it. Plus – councils given discretion over small business funding.
Following this road will require a transformation of how we work and live on an expectation-defying scale.
What about the impact on domestic violence, with everyone stuck in their own homes? And on those with serious but non-life threatening health problems?
As the Prime Minister said, many people have lent us their vote, and they won’t be so generous next time if we get it wrong.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
Instead of seeking yet more powers, the Government should use those already at its disposal to nip extremism in the bud.
There is a radical, ambitious zeal evident throughout the document, and it is shown again in the desire to end iniquitous disparities between the generations.
The Government’s refreshed strategy for addressing Violence against Women and Girls doesn’t do enough to help one particular at-risk group.
Police and Crime Commissioners have the power to ensure the perpetrators are punished and the victims protected.
In the first of a new series this week on families policy, the businessman and Party Treasurer sets out a four-point programme for action.