Freedom of Expression

Home Office written question – answered on 3rd April 2017.

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Photo of Lord Vinson Lord Vinson Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, through instruction to the appropriate authorities and through the dissemination of guidance, to clarify their position concerning the right to insult as an element of freedom of speech.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

Guidance on the Public Order Act 1986 was published by the College of Policing in December 2013. This supplements guidance produced by the College of Policing on Public Order issues which was published in October 2013. Crown Prosecution Service guidance on public order offences was published in May 2013.

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