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British Parliament Gets Motion on Prosecuting Incitement to Hatred

An all-party motion to amend the British Race Relations Act to permit prosecution of organizations and individuals inciting to racial hatred was placed before the House of Commons last night.

The action followed a sharp debate in which various members of Parliament challenged Solicitor General Sir Dingle Foot for his statement in debate yesterday that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute members of the British National Socialist movement under the Act. Specific reference was made in the challenges to a recent wave of arson attacks on London synagogues and confessions by neo-Nazis of involvement in such activities.