Hate Crime Reduction Strategy recommendation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5098
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Have you now written to the Home Secretary to call for the implementation of the Law Commission's recommendations for new sentencing guidelines for hate crimes, and the recording of enhanced sentences on the Police National Computer and offender records?

Answer

Answer for Hate Crime Reduction Strategy recommendation

Answer for Hate Crime Reduction Strategy recommendation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In line with my Hate Crime Reduction Strategy, I will be writing to the Home Secretary,  calling for the full implementation of the Law Commission's recommendations.  In addition, I will ask that a review of existing data be conducted to ascertain whether the existing laws should be extended to include age and gender, which emerged as a point of concern through the extensive consultation exercise.