Hate Crime: Homophobic and Misogynistic Attacks Debate

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Hate Crime: Homophobic and Misogynistic Attacks

Baroness Butler-Sloss Excerpts
Tuesday 11th June 2019

(1 year, 11 months ago)

Lords Chamber

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Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait Baroness Williams of Trafford
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As I explained to the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, the Law Commission is looking into where there are gaps and consulting widely on this. When a review is done, it is always good to ensure that you have enough material from consultation and that wider views are taken into account when reviewing any sort of line of legislation. The commission will report back next year.

Baroness Butler-Sloss Portrait Baroness Butler-Sloss (CB)
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My Lords, why can the Government not get the sentences equal before the Law Commission reports? That could be done in any of the other legislation that comes through.

Baroness Williams of Trafford Portrait Baroness Williams of Trafford
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The noble and learned Baroness is quite right. Sentencing can be uplifted for a number of different strands of hate crime and aggravating factors can enable that sentencing uplift.