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Street Preachers

Question for Home Office

UIN HL14707, tabled on 20 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to police officers on dealing with incidents involving street preachers.

Answered on

3 April 2019

The right to freedom of expression is a vital part of a democratic society. It is a long-standing tradition in this country that people are free to share their views with others.

There is a responsibility that comes with these rights and a person’s views and actions must not cross the boundary into criminal acts. The exercise of police powers in an individual case where they suspect a criminal act has been committed is an operational matter for the police.

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