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Question HL1341: tabled on 4 February 2020 and due for answer by 18 February 2020

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by {member id="4169" field="DisplayAs"}{/member} on 3 February (HL187), whether it is possible that a hearsay remark, if construed by a bystander as offensive, could be reported as a hate crime and the perpetrator interviewed by the police as a result; and if so, what steps they intend to take to protect freedom of speech.
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