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Religious Hatred Offences: Prosecutions

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 3 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many prosecutions have been brought for incitement to religious hatred in Northern Ireland under the Public Order (Northern Ireland) Order 1987; and how many of these prosecutions were successful. [HA1335]

Data prior to 1993 are not available; data beyond 2003 will be available later in 2005.During the period 1993 to 2003, there were no prosecutions for incitement to religious hatred. There was one prosecution and subsequent conviction for distributing written material that would incite religious hatred.