There was a lot of media coverage this week of the PM's apparent plans to personally oversee new legislation aimed at domestic abuse.
While announcing a "major new programme of work" to be co-ordinated by the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice, Downing Street commented:
Domestic violence and abuse shatters lives but the way we deal with it at the moment does not go far enough – with a plethora of different offences and procedures scattered across the statute book.
This lack of clarity has led to an unacceptable diversity across the country in terms of the degree of effort put in to try and tackle it. Although the prosecution of, and convictions for, such offences have started to improve in recent years, there is inconsistency in the use and effectiveness of the various law enforcement measures across the country.