Blasphemy

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Advisory Team On Legal Matters, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 8 February (WA 98), what is the relevant link between the benefits of the new provision against incitement to religious hatred and the issue of whether the blasphemy laws should be repealed.

Photo of Baroness Scotland of Asthal Baroness Scotland of Asthal Minister of State (Criminal Justice System and Law Reform), Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) (Criminal Justice and Offender Management)

The Government do not consider that the benefits of the new provision on incitement to religious hatred and the issue of whether blasphemy should be repealed are linked.

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