New Clause 3 — Racial and religious hatred
Orders of the Day — Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill — [1st Allotted Day]
Mr Simon Hughes (North Southwark and Bermondsey, Liberal Democrat)
Does the hon. Gentleman accept my assurance, as one who has a strong commitment to one faith but who does not think that it should have particular protection, that I would not support the new clause if I did not think it would give my Muslim constituents the same protection as my Sikh constituents and my Jewish constituents have and deserve? I want them to have equality, which is why the new clause is the best way forward.