Disability Hate Crimes

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons at 10:35 am on 23rd February 2012.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat, Carshalton and Wallington 10:35 am, 23rd February 2012

Is the Minister aware that according to the findings of research conducted by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, published in The Independent yesterday, 80% of young disabled people do not believe that the police will act on their concerns about disability hate crime? Will she undertake to talk to the Home Secretary about the matter, in order to ensure that police authorities and, soon, elected police and crime commissioners take the matter seriously?