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Homophobia: Prosecutions

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Solicitor-General how many prosecutions have been brought for the offence of hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation under Part 3A of the Public Order Act 1986 as amended by Schedule 16 to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008; and how many convictions have resulted. (295852)

No prosecutions for this offence have yet been brought as the offence is not yet in force. The Government intend to bring it into force as soon as possible.