HC Deb 22 May 2000 vol 350 cc355-6W
18. Mr. Sarwar

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has to protect women who have come to the United Kingdom through marriage and are subject to domestic violence. [121549]

Mr. Boateng

We have introduced a range of measures to protect women from overseas who have applied to settle in the United Kingdom—but are subject to violence by their spouse or partner—including a concession outside the immigration rules and the provision of culturally appropriate support by the police, National Health Service, housing and other agencies.