HC Deb 16 September 2003 vol 410 c665W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to monitor the performance of police forces in giving support to victims of domestic violence. [127279]

Ms Blears

The Government are determined that effective action should be taken to deal with domestic violence.

Police performance is currently monitored via the collection of data relating to the percentage of arrests made where an arrestable offence has been committed. For the future, police performance on domestic violence will be monitored through the inclusion of domestic violence as an indicator within the Police Performance Assessment Framework.

In addition HMIC/CPSi are currently undertaking a thematic review of domestic violence which will provide a detailed insight into current police performance on domestic violence. We will consider the recommendations of that review very carefully.

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