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 Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Chair, Public Accounts Committee 7:51 pm, 21st June 2005

Other hon. Members say that they would. We could have a legal argument about the matter. The vital, central point has been made that, when a Government introduce a Bill of such importance, the Home Secretary, Government Back Benchers and the person who makes the winding-up speech cite a series of statutes that do not deal with the problem, yet not a single example has been given.