Domestic Abuse Bill, Committee, witnesses, in person, Jacob Rees-Mogg, letter, COVID-19, coronavirus crisis, travel, public transport, Wales, BME communitiesThe unacceptable condition of attendance only serves to jeopardise the safety of survivors and their key workers.

Eighteen domestic abuse and women’s rights organisations, including the Women’s Aid Federation of England, Latin American Women’s Rights Service and Southall Black Sisters, have written to the Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, asking the government to reconsider the requirement that survivors giving evidence next week to the Domestic Abuse Public Bill Committee must only do so in person – despite Covid-19 and current government guidelines.

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