§ 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.