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Working on Christmas Day, Changes to stalking laws

Working on Christmas Day, Changes to stalking laws

Stalkers could see the maximum jail sentences they face increase from five to ten years after peers passed a Policing and Crime Bill amendment last week. The move follows on from the government's recent introduction of new stalking prevention orders, offering more protection to victims of stalking than ever before. We hear from Catherine Skinner, CEO of the National Stalking Advocacy Service, Paladin, and Labour's Baroness Janet Royall.

This year, around 500,000 women will be working on Christmas day. Simone Williams, a palliative care nurse who featured in this year's Boots Christmas advert, and the Reverend Kate Bottley, the priest best known for her appearances on Channel 4's Gogglebox discuss.

Monday will bring confirmation from a vote in the House of Commons but in the meantime Philip Davies MP, has been elected unopposed by the Conservative Party to the Women and Equalities Select Committee. He joins Jane to discuss why he wanted to take on this role and what he hopes to cont