Orders of the Day — Racial and Religious Hatred Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:51 pm on 21st June 2005.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour, Preston 7:51 pm, 21st June 2005

My hon. Friend Ms Thornberry was not making the point that the girl was insulted because she was wearing a veil. She was insulted because she was a Muslim and the veil identified her as a Muslim. In addition, the Public Order Acts, unlike the Bill, would not treat the matter as aggravated behaviour. [Interruption.]