Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to today’s government press conference, said:
“We welcome the fact that the Government has listened to strong calls from those working in the domestic abuse sector and from Labour. In recent weeks we have pressed the Government to urgently release ring-fenced funding.
“We will look at this package closely, to ensure it is sufficient to meet people’s needs and that the money gets where it is required quickly.
“Through this crisis, Labour is offering constructive support and challenge to the Government. On issues like domestic abuse, where the Government has not been moving quickly enough, we will call for more action.
“We thank all the domestic abuse and violence against women and girls charities working extremely hard to help some of those who are most at risk during the lockdown.”