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Home Office written question – answered on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of The Bishop of St Albans The Bishop of St Albans Bishop

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been arrested as a result of a speech they have made in each year since 2010; in each case, what were those individuals' (1) religious, and (2) political affiliations; and how many such arrests resulted in a successful prosecution.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Home Office does not hold centrally the information requested.

The Home Office collects and publishes data on the number of arrests for notifiable offences on a financial year basis, however, specific details about the offence are not collected so it is not possible to separately identify those made as a result of a speech.

Data on the number of arrests, by offence group, are published in the ‘Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin, which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-powers-and-procedures-england-and-wales

The Home Office does not hold information on the political affiliation or religious beliefs of those arrested.

Information on prosecutions and convictions is the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice.

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