Religious Freedom

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many complaints of harassment or serious harm have been made by persons leaving the Muslim faith or converting to other religions in recent years; and whether police are available and other administrative measures in place to protect such people and their families.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism)

National data are not collected at this level of detail.

Anyone who has reason to be in fear of their safety should seek advice and support from their local police and community safety partners.

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