Theresa May, Friday 16th July 2010:

“We must give the police and the courts the tools they need to tackle violence against women……

…..But I’m sure we all agree that, fundamentally, it is not words that matter, it is action”

The Independent, Wednesday 4th August 2010:

May scraps power to ban domestic abusers from victims’ homes

“A scheme to protect women from domestic abuse by removing violent partners from the family home is being scrapped by the Government as part of its drive to cut public spending.

Under the so-called “go orders” planned for England and Wales, senior police would have been given the power to act instantly to safeguard families they considered at threat.

Violent men would have been banned from their homes for up two weeks, giving their victims the chance to seek help to escape abuse.

But Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has decided to halt the scheme, which was due to be piloted this autumn and be rolled out nationwide next year, The Independent has learnt.”