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Lunchtime debate: Should we ban domestic violence offenders from drinking alcohol?

The Chief Constable of the new Scottish single police force has suggested that men who are convicted of domestic violence while drunk should be banned from drinking alcohol.

I wondered what Lib Dem Voice readers thought of this proposal. In England, Drinking Banning Orders have been around for 7 years but the guidance on their use suggests that they may not be appropriate if an individual is subject to domestic violence proceedings.

I’d be interested to see if anyone has any knowledge of how these orders work in practice, and whether they are effective in reducing offending. Are they too illiberal, …

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    Paul, well firstly our polling average is actually up a percent or two since April.. and secondly people are asked how they would vote in...
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    @ Lorenzo, Like, Jayne, I'm sorry I have been unable to respond before. I think Jayne makes a very powerful point about Local authorities in...
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    Jayne Thank you for your reply, very good to see what you have written.As you allude to two things I commented on , let me...
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    Thanks for your insight Caroline. It's great to read about you getting stuck in. I imagine it must be a challenge to balance addressing the...
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