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Race Hate Crime

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 12 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on tackling race hate crime by encouraging community education and awareness in each of the last five years; and on which projects and initiatives. (89745)

The Northern Ireland Departments, Northern Ireland Office and the Police Service for Northern Ireland have funded a number of projects to tackle racism and race hate crime. However, it is not possible to identify what resources have been allocated to community education and awareness activities as this forms part of a number of projects and information is not held in an appropriate format. Examples of activities that have been supported by the above agencies include campaigns, ethnic awareness events, soccer tournaments, migrant worker handbooks and DVD, information leaflets and distribution of ‘Respect Difference’ wrist bands.