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‘Honour killing’ Bill to have second reading on 24 March 2017

The Crime (Aggravated Murder of and Violence Against Women) Bill was introduced to Parliament on Tuesday 31 January 2017 under the Ten Minute Rule.

The Bill makes provision: 

The bill is a private member's bill, sponsored by Nusrat Ghani.

The Ten Minute Rule allows an MP to make his or her case for a new bill in a speech lasting up to ten minutes. An opposing speech may also be made before the House decides whether or not the bill should be introduced. Philip Davies, a member of the Women and Equalities Committee, opposed the bill because 'it relates only to female victims and not all victims'. His was the only objection to the Bbll. Accordingly it was read for a first time. It is expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 24 March 2017.

The bill is in the course of preparation.

For more information, click here. For the Hansard record of the debate, click here. For a report in The Independent, click here.

3/2/17