Lockdown has provided many with the chance to spend some rare family time together – learning a new Tik Tok dance or doing a Joe Wicks workout, writes Fay Jones.

But for an alarming number of people, Covid 19 has not been their biggest threat. For those suffering from domestic abuse, enduring lockdown with an abuser will only have increased the daily fear and anguish.

Consequently, I am enormously proud that this Government made the Domestic Abuse Bill one of its biggest priorities.

It could have chosen to drop the legislation; it stalled during Brexit and then fell again at the General Election – but such is this Government’s commitment to victims that ministers were given license to push it through.

From my spot on the Domestic Abuse committee, I saw just how much this Government wants to champion the rights of the abused, and how good a track record the Conservative Party has on this issue.

It was a Conservative Government that brought forward The Children Act 1989. One of the last achievements of the Major Government was the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, which created the offence of harassment.

Making stalking an offence came from the Coalition Government’s Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

Indeed, during Monday night’s debate, the former Prime Minister Theresa May rightly accepted plaudits from across the House for pushing through both the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and the early stages of last night’s Domestic Abuse Bill.

From my perspective, the Bill is also a good example of the strength of the Union. In 2015, the Welsh Government passed its Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act.

However in November last year, the Auditor General for Wales reported a ‘fragmentation’ in service availability as there was no single agency to coordinate the system.

The Domestic Abuse Bill is landmark legislation and latest in a long track record of legislative milestones. Conservatives should never shy away from this record – it is a record of leadership and collaboration.