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Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to bring into force section 74 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. (252829)

Commencement of the offences of stirring up hatred on grounds of sexual orientation has been delayed to ensure compliance with the e-commerce directive. This issue will be resolved by provisions proposed in the Coroners and Justice Bill. We intend to commence section 74 as soon as possible thereafter.