Simon Kirby – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Simon Kirby on 2014-04-04.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with chief constables in England and Wales about hate crimes against LGBT people; and if she will make a statement.

Norman Baker

The Coalition Government is committed to tackling all forms of hate crime and
works closely with the National Policing Lead on hate crime.

We will shortly publish our progress report on the Government’s hate crime
action plan, which will set out a range of activities that have been taken
forward, including by the police.

New hate crime guidance, which includes information on dealing with cases of
hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities will be
issued by the College of Policing this Spring.