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

It would have been helpful if the Home Secretary, instead of taking refuge in saying that he was not prepared to discuss actual cases, had given generic examples. We have had only one example, for which I am grateful. We got the Under-Secretary to give an example, to which we immediately received a response, showing that it was caught by public order legislation. We must do better. The case to which the Under-Secretary alluded was so extreme that I cannot believe that existing legislation would not cover it.