§ Mr. Donald Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what increases in penalties under the Public Order Act he is proposing to introduce for offences associated with arousing racial or religious hatred.
§ Mr. Brooke
The Government intend to take steps to increase the penalties for offences against the Public Meeting Act 1908 and Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1936 as soon as a suitable opportunity occurs. The hon. Member will not expect me to anticipate the details of future legislation.