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Hate Crime

Question for Home Office

UIN HL1484, tabled on 8 September 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to review hate crime laws so that hate crimes based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability are treated equally to those based on race and faith, by making them aggravated offences.

Answered on

18 September 2017

We have one of the strongest legislative frameworks in the world to tackle hate crime. The hate crime action plan published in July 2016 includes new actions to ensure the legislation is used effectively to support victims and deal with perpetrators.

We keep our legislation under review. Since 2010 the Government has strengthened legislation to offer further protection for transgender and disabled people and on the grounds of sexual orientation.

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Home Office