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Sadiq Khan MP, Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary, has commented on the Lords' vote in support of the amendment to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill on domestic violence:

“The House of Lords have acted today to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are given the legal protection, rights and access to justice they need to escape abusive relationships. The Government has shown itself out of touch throughout the progress of the Bill, refusing to listen to the Women’s Institute, Rights of Women and the victims of abuse. The Tory-led Government have proven themselves to be out of touch with the needs of women in the criminal justice system on a number of occasions and they need to accept this vote and get on with the important work of actually protecting victims from abusers.”

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