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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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  • User AvatarPaul Walter 6th May - 7:25pm
    Sean Sometimes it is wiser to let the wheels of the Electoral Commission and the police slowly and inexorably turn.
  • User Avatarjohnmc 6th May - 7:00pm
    this is sad, but hopefully there'll be other opportunities for kirsty soon.
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 6th May - 6:56pm
    Indeed, Hugh p. To remind you of what I responded to one of Silvio's repetitive (and now confirmed massively wrong) postings 3 days ago: @SILVIO...
  • User AvatarSean Blake 6th May - 6:55pm
    I saw it, but it stopped there and with the upcoming elections our small band never made a sound at PMQs. I don't know about...
  • User Avatarpaul barker 6th May - 6:47pm
    Looking ahead, IF we do get a string of Byelections, the Leadership should take control of Candidate selection & ensure that at least two thirds...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 6th May - 6:31pm
    Sean We did cover the story here on 21st April. The new element about the story which the BBC has revealed is the police investigations...
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