HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c463W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will invite the Law Commission to examine and make recommendations relating to the blasphemy laws; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waddington

The Law Commission considered the laws relating to blasphemy and blasphemous libel as recently as 1985, in its report on "Offences Against Religion and Public Worship" (Law Commission No. 145, HC442). It would not be appropriate to ask the Law Commission to consider this subject again after such a comparatively short interval.