Freedom of Speech: Hate Crime - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:16 pm on 6th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Mackay of Clashfern Lord Mackay of Clashfern Conservative 3:16 pm, 6th December 2017

I do not think my noble friend has any authority to instruct the Director of Public Prosecutions in any way. However, she could write to ask the DPP whether she agrees with the statement in the Question that the definition is broader than what is in the statute and, only if so, to explain the authority on which that has been issued.