Partners should have access to information that could save their life - Cooper

5 March 2012

Yvette CooperYvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary and Minister for Women & Equalities, commenting on the Clare's Law announcement today, said:

“It is a tribute to Clare's family and the work by the Clare’s Law campaign and Hazel Blears as Clare's MP that this issue has been placed at the top of the agenda.

“Victims of domestic violence or people who have concerns about the behaviour of their partner should have access to any information that could potentially save their life.

“This was one of four proposals put forward by Labour's Women’s Safety Commission as part of our draft Bill on Personal Safety and Security and we welcome this progress.

“We will look at the pilots announced today with great interest and urge the Government to implement a national scheme as soon as the evidence suggests it will help people avoid violence.”