HC Deb 01 July 1999 vol 334 c248W
31. Mr. Gapes

To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to his answer of 20 May 1999,Official Report, column 433, on prosecutions for racial hatred, how many referrals were made to him by the Director of Public Prosecutions for consideration as to whether to prosecute for incitement to racial hatred in each year since 1995. [87910]

The Solicitor-General

Since 1995 the Director of Public Prosecutions has referred 36 cases which involved allegations of offences under Part III of the Public Order Act 1986 to my office. In 31 cases consent to prosecution was given, in three cases consent was not granted; and the Director withdrew the application for consent in the remaining two cases.