Crime: Domestic Violence

 

Lord Sheikh:

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address domestic violence, in light of its correlation with alcohol consumption.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord West of Spithead): There are a number of alcohol arrest referral schemes in operation which aim to reduce reoffending among people arrested for alcohol-related offences. People who are arrested on suspicion of alcohol-related domestic violence in AAR pilot areas may be referred to a domestic violence specialist adviser and encouraged to address their behaviour and the consequences of their unsafe drinking. We will continue to work with our stakeholders to better understand the role that both alcohol and drugs play in contributing to incidents of domestic violence.

 

Updated: 11/01/2010 — 2:35 PM