Hate Crime APPG

First Registered: 31/01/2018 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To explore the challenges and impacts of all forms of hate crime and help develop and seek implementation of effective public policy to combat all forms of hate crime.

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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Hate Crime

1. Hate Crime: Misogyny
23/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Commission to conduct a wide-ranging review into hate crime to explore how to make current legislation more - Speech Link
2: accurate pattern of abuse. Making misogyny a hate crime will go some way to addressing this scandal in - Speech Link
3: know that there are already numerous strands of hate crime legislation. After the Law Commission has reported - Speech Link

2. Chinese and East Asian Communities: Racism during Covid-19
13/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: South-East Asians have been subjected to horrific hate crimes, especially recently due to the pandemic - Speech Link
2: this week, not just because it is looking at hate crime but in the context of the Black Lives Matter - Speech Link
3: opportunity to speak in this important debate on hate crime faced by Chinese and East Asian communities since - Speech Link

3. Attorney General
20/01/2020 - Ministerial Corrections

1: Why is the CPS prosecuting so few people for hate crime? Why is the number of prosecutions falling, not - Speech Link
2: that people are particularly concerned about hate crime, and I do not think they are being put off making - Speech Link
3: that people are particularly concerned about hate crime, and I do not think they are being put off making - Speech Link

4. Homophobic Hate Crime
22/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: including homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime, as highlighted by the recent BBC report. The Government - Speech Link
2: for that reply. She will be aware that hate crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity are not - Speech Link
3: police forces can disaggregate gender identity hate crime if they wish to do so; it is entirely up to local - Speech Link

5. Hate Crime: Homophobic and Misogynistic Attacks
11/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: of protection offered by the law relating to hate crime. This review covers existing protected characteristics - Speech Link
2: Met Commissioner, chief constables and police and crime commissioners in England and Wales so that there - Speech Link
3: know that the hate crime action plan sets out our plans to tackle all forms of hate crime. We refreshed - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Hate Crime
1. Hate Crime
asked by: Helen Hayes
... what discussions she has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Justice and (b) Home Secretary on strengthening hate crime legislation.

2. Hate Crime
asked by: Naz Shah
... what plans he has to maintain the programmes linked to the Hate Crime Action Plan beyond 2020.

3. Hate Crime
asked by: Naz Shah
... how much funding his Department has allocated from the public purse towards improving support for victims of racially and religiously motivated hatred in the most recent period for which such information is available.

4. Hate Crime
asked by: Naz Shah
... what criteria he plans to use to assess applications to his Department for grants for projects aimed at tackling hate crime.

5. Hate Crime
asked by: Bambos Charalambous
... what the timetable is for updating the Hate crime action plan 2016 to 2020; and what the process is for engaging stakeholders in its development.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Sarah Owen Portrait
Sarah Owen
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Luton North
Joined: 27th January 2021
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 27th January 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sarah Owen MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8409.

Email: sarah.owen.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Iman Atta, Faith Matters. Tel: 020 7935 5573

Email: info@appghatecrime.org

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No benefits in kind are on record for the Hate Crime APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Hate Crime APPG

Former APPG Officers
Paula Sherriff Portrait
Paula Sherriff
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Dewsbury
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Eleanor Smith Portrait
Eleanor Smith
Labour - Former Member for Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Preet Kaur Gill Portrait
Preet Kaur Gill
Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 27th March 2019
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 27th March 2019
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Ruth Smeeth Portrait
Ruth Smeeth
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent North
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 27th March 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Louise Haigh Portrait
Louise Haigh
Labour - Sheffield, Heeley
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 27th March 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Antisemitism , Football
Martyn Day Portrait
Martyn Day
Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 27th March 2019