HC Deb 07 July 1997 vol 297 c364W
35. Ms Keeble

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to deal with racial harassment. [5545]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

The Government intend to introduce new offences of racial harassment and violence. These will send out a strong message that racial crime is unacceptable and will act as a forceful deterrent. We will be working closely with all the relevant agencies to ensure that these measures are implemented, successfully.