Homophobic Hate Crime

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3416
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you propose to support London Borough of Tower Hamlets in their recent attempts to crack down on homophobic attacks in response to an increased number of attacks committed recently? If so, how?

Answer

Answer for Homophobic Hate Crime

Answer for Homophobic Hate Crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As Chair of the MPA I have sought reassurance from the Commissioner that, given the recent rise in homophobic attacks in the capital, all is being done to tackle this heinous hate crime.

I fully support the community-centred, partnership approach that Tower Hamlets Borough is undertaking to combat hate crime and address community concerns. I would be happy to consider direct requests for support as appropriate, as would the Deputy Mayor who has responsibility for Communities, Social Cohesion and Equalities.

Tower Hamlets Borough is engaging with its statutory partners, LGBT focussed NGOs, Business Community and the local LGBT community to tackle homophobic crime.