§ Lord Brougham and Vaux
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How they propose to proceed with the Family Homes and Domestic Violence Bill.
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)
The Family Homes and Domestic Violence Bill was timetabled to complete its stages in the House of Commons on the basis that it was uncontentious. This has proved not to be the case. Contentious points have arisen during the last stages of this Parliamentary session. I have listened to the concerns expressed about the Bill, and I am considering them. The timetable is such, however, that it is now impossible to make further progress this session. I will continue to work on the Bill with a view to bringing it back before Parliament as soon as possible.