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Religious Hatred Prosecutions

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon UUP, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many successful prosecutions there have been in Northern Ireland under the prevention of incitement to religious hatred legislation since its introduction in 1987.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Data prior to 1993 are not available; data beyond 2003 will be available later in 2005.

During the period 1993 to 2003, there were no prosecutions for incitement to religious hatred. There was one prosecution and subsequent conviction for distributing written material to incite hatred.

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