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Crime: Victims

Question for Home Office

UIN HL4425, tabled on 25 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice of referring to proposed Home Affairs legislation by the name of individual victims of crime; and if they have made any such assessment, whether they plan to cease this practice.

Answered on

9 December 2021

In bringing forward changes to the criminal law, it is fitting that we honour those who have campaigned for justice on behalf of a victim of crime by informally naming a new law after the victim concerned. Such colloquial naming of a new law is not used in the legislation itself. We have no plans to change this practice.

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