Government plans to strengthen domestic violence laws to better support victims of psychological and emotional abuse are partly about sending a message "that this is a crime, we are taking it seriously", a Home Office minister told Good Morning Britain.
Norman Baker MP said this would give victims the confidence to come forwards.
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