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Faith Groups

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from representatives of faith groups on the application of section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, as amended, by the (a) police and (b) Crown Prosecution Service. (97046)

Decisions on the arrest and prosecution of an individual under section 5 of the Public Order Act are matters for the police and prosecution authorities. We have received representations from a number of individuals in respect of the police's action in one particular case.