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New measures on tackling domestic violence set to become law, 10/03/15 [W]

A new law on violence against women and domestic violence has been passed by the National Assembly for Wales.

The Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill places duties on the Welsh Ministers, local authorities and Local Health Boards to set strategies aimed at ending violence against women.  The Bill also gives powers to the Welsh Government to issue guidance to local authorities on these duties, and to appoint a Ministerial Advisor.

The Bill was passed by the Assembly on 10 March. It now goes forward to receive Royal Assent following a four week period when questions may be raised about any issues of legislative competence on this law.

You can find the full text of the Bill on the National Assembly website.