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Honour Crimes

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

22. To ask the Solicitor-General what work the Crown Prosecution Service is doing in relation to crimes known as honour crimes. (80904)

The CPS is determined that when these crimes are uncovered they will be prosecuted firmly, fairly and robustly. The CPS wishes to encourage victims and witnesses of honour crimes to come forward and send out a message that this behaviour will not be tolerated. They are working closely with partners in the criminal justice system and the community and voluntary sector to raise awareness and develop strategies for tackling and preventing honour crimes.