Five Mile Act 1665

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the passage into law of the Five Mile Act 1665.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

My Department has no plans to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the passage into law of the Nonconformists Act 1665.

The Nonconformist Act was rightly repealed in 1689.

Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, democracy, the rule of law, and equal rights define us as a society. The Government is determined to promote these values actively, working in partnership and alongside all communities.

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