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Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

A Government Bill, introduced by Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Local Government and Government Business. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee.


The terms of reference for the inquiry are:

To consider—

1.the general principles of the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill and the need for legislation to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to domestic abuse, gender-based violence and sexual violence, including:

  • the publication of national and local strategies and
  • the appointment of a Ministerial Adviser on Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence.

2. any potential barriers to the implementation of these provisions and whether the Bill takes account of them,

3. whether there are any unintended consequences arising from the Bill,

4. the financial implications of the Bill (as set out in Part 2 of the Explanatory Memorandum,

5. the appropriateness of the powers in the Bill for Welsh Ministers to make subordinate legislation (as set out in Chapter 5 of Part 1 of the Explanatory Memorandum).


Invitation to contribute to the inquiry

The Committee welcomes evidence from those with an interest in this subject. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please provide a brief description of the role of your organisation.

The Committee welcomes contributions in English or Welsh and we ask organisations with Welsh Language policies/schemes to provide bilingual submissions, in line with their public information policies. The Committee will consider responses to the inquiry and hold oral evidence sessions during the autumn term.

If you wish to submit evidence, please send an electronic copy of your submission to:

Alternatively, you can write to:

Committee Clerk

Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.

Submissions should arrive by 5 September 2014. It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date.


Disclosure of Information

You can find details about how we will use your information at Please ensure that you have considered these details carefully before submitting information to the Committee.

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