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Funding for stalking advocates to be debated by MPs

26 January 2022

On Monday 31 January 2022, MPs debate a petition relating to Funding for stalking advocates

Purpose of the debate

Tonia Antoniazzi MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, has been asked by the Committee to open the debate. MPs from all parties can take part, and the Government will send a minister to respond.

Provide more funding for stalking advocates for victims of stalking

The petition, which has more than 105,000 signatures, states: “The Government should provide more funding for stalking advocates for victims of stalking. This would help support victims, and should also help the police to investigate cases more thoroughly, potentially helping prevent threats to life.”

In response to the petition, provided on 27 August 2021, the Government said: “The Government provided additional funding to stalking charities to help support victims, including funding specifically for advocacy, both this year and last.”

What are petitions debates?

Petitions debates are 'general' debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.

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