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New domestic abuse bill to be put before Tynwald by October

Ramsey MHK frustrated at timescale

New domestic abuse legislation will be put before Tynwald no later than October, according to Dr Alex Allinson MHK.

Last year, local group Safe, Strong, Secure successfully petitioned for changes to be made to the bill, after declaring the current one had an inadequate understanding of domestic abuse. 

Dr Allinson says he shares the frustration of those questioning what is taking so long.

He says it's due to a considerable amount of time spent studying the laws of other jurisdictions; but that will provide the Isle of Man with the best protection, sentencing and addresses all aspects of abuse:

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