New Clause 11 — Guidance on offences that involve hatred on grounds of sexual orientation

Part of Pension Credit and Personal Expense Allowance (Duty of Consultation and Review) – in the House of Commons at 4:41 pm on 24th March 2009.

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Photo of Michael Lord Michael Lord Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means) 4:41 pm, 24th March 2009

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

New clause 37— Incitement to hatred on grounds of sexual orientation: association with child sex offences

'(1) The Public Order Act 1986 is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection 29B (1) insert—

"(1A) "Threatening" in subsection (1) extends to words, behaviour or written material which asserts or implies an association between sexual orientation and a propensity to commit child sex offences under Part 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (c. 42)."'.

Amendment 1, in page 34, line 5, leave out Clause 58.

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