Hate Crimes

Part of Question Time — Scottish Executive — General Questions – in the Scottish Parliament at 11:40 am on 27th April 2006.

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Photo of Patrick Harvie Patrick Harvie Green 11:40 am, 27th April 2006

If that means that a statutory aggravation will be introduced, I warmly welcome it.

It is 18 months since the working group on hate crime reported its 14 or so recommendations, and a full year since the Executive told me that it would respond in due course. Will the minister confirm when the Executive will respond to all the recommendations, and not only to the three recommendations that relate to new legislation?