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Domestic abuse bill fails to deliver, says Jocelyn Davies

A proposed law designed to tackle violence against women is failing to deliver after plans to introduce an education element were removed, a Plaid Cymru AM has said.

The bill could be voted down by opposition parties, BBC Wales understands.

The Violence Against Women bill originally included proposals to provide healthy relationships education in all schools, alongside a whole-school approach to tackling violence against women and girls.

It was described by Welsh government ministers at the time as "ground-breaking."

But when the bill was introduced in the Assembly in the summer, the education proposals were removed.

The Welsh government said amendments were still possible and discussions were ongoing.

Plaid Cymru's domestic violence spokeswoman Jocelyn Davies AM told BBC Wales' education correspondent Arwyn Jones the missing part of the bill was fundamental.

  • 23 Feb 2015
  • From the section Wales
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