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Homosexuals

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 5 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his Department has any plans to require police forces to monitor and record areas of violence against homosexuals where there is evidence of homophobic motives.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals for police action to protect lesbians and gay men from violent attacks.

Decisions about police action against specific offences are an operational matter for chief officers of police, but they attach a high priority to tacking violent crime.