§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Redcar (Ms Mowlam) of 29 March,Official Report, column 103, how many times the interdepartmental group on domestic violence has met; which Departments participated; and how frequent are their meetings.
§ Mr. Maclean
The official interdepartmental group on domestic violence, chaired by the Home Office, and with participation from the Lord Chancellor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Departments of Employment, the Environment, Health and Social Security, the Department for Education, the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland Offices and the Treasury, has met twice to discuss areas in which work on domestic violence can be taken forward at national and local level. It will continue to meet as and when appropriate.