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Racial Discrimination

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL14838, tabled on 26 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to produce a definition of (1) Islamophobia, and (2) other forms of racism.

Answered on

4 April 2019

The Cross- Government Working Group to Tackle Anti-Muslim Hatred will be undertaking a programme of work to consider a definition following consultation, which effectively tackles prejudice and hatred.

Government is clear that all forms of hate crime, including race-related hate crime, are unacceptable and there is legislation in place to deal with perpetrators of hateful acts. We have asked the Law Commission to undertake a review of the current hate crime legislation.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government