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Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN 55616, tabled on 30 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that racism, hate crime and dog whistle tactics are routinely condemned during the UK's negotiations on leaving the EU.

Answered on

8 December 2016

Hate crime of any kind, directed against any community, race or religion, has absolutely no place in our society. The government is firmly committed to tackling hate crime, which is why we have published a new Hate Crime Action Plan which focuses on reducing hate crime, increasing reporting and improving support for victims. We have also launched a new funding scheme to help protect places of worship.