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[F1Part 3A E+WHatred against persons on religious grounds [F2or grounds of sexual orientation]

Textual Amendments

F1Pt. 3A inserted (E.W.) (1.10.2007 except so far as relating to the insertion of ss. 29B(3), 29H(2), 29I(2)(b)(4)) by Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 (c. 1), ss. 1, 3(2), Sch.; S.I. 2007/2490 {art. 2}

Supplementary provisionsE+W

29KSavings for reports of parliamentary or judicial proceedingsE+W

(1)Nothing in this Part applies to a fair and accurate report of proceedings in Parliament [F3, in the Scottish Parliament or in the National Assembly for Wales].

(2)Nothing in this Part applies to a fair and accurate report of proceedings publicly heard before a court or tribunal exercising judicial authority where the report is published contemporaneously with the proceedings or, if it is not reasonably practicable or would be unlawful to publish a report of them contemporaneously, as soon as publication is reasonably practicable and lawful.

Textual Amendments

29LProcedure and punishmentE+W

(1)No proceedings for an offence under this Part may be instituted F4. . . except by or with the consent of the Attorney General.

(2)For the purposes of the rules F4. . . against charging more than one offence in the same count or information, each of sections 29B to 29G creates one offence.

(3)A person guilty of an offence under this Part is liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years or a fine or both;

(b)on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding [F512 months] or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both.

[F6(4)In subsection (3)(b) the reference to 12 months shall be read as a reference to 6 months in relation to an offence committed before the commencement of section 154(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.]

29MOffences by corporationsE+W

(1)Where a body corporate is guilty of an offence under this Part and it is shown that the offence was committed with the consent or connivance of a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body, or a person purporting to act in any such capacity, he as well as the body corporate is guilty of the offence and liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

(2)Where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, subsection (1) applies in relation to the acts and defaults of a member in connection with his functions of management as it applies to a director.

29NInterpretationE+W

In this Part—

Textual Amendments

F7S. 29N: definition of "hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation" inserted (23.3.2010) by Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (c. 4), ss. 74, 153(7), Sch. 16 para. 17; S.I. 2010/712, art. 2(d)