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Older People: Abuse

Question for Home Office

UIN 181315, tabled on 18 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to make elder abuse an aggravated offence.

Answered on

23 October 2018

The Ministry of Justice has asked the Law Commission to carry out an independent review into hate crime legislation to consider whether existing legislation is consistent and effective. This will include whether crimes motivated by, or demonstrating hatred of older people or other potential protected characteristics should be hate crimes.

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Home Office
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