Responding to a question from MP Theresa Villiers, Home Office Minister Nick Hurd said people are free to follow their religious beliefs provided they do so within the law.
It’s currently legal to preach on the streets in the UK.
In a written question, Theresa Villiers asked: “With reference to the arrest and release of Oluwole Ilesanmi in Enfield, what steps he is taking to ensure that church groups can preach on the street.”
In the response, Nick Hurd said: “The Government does not prevent individuals from following their religious beliefs or cultural traditions provided they do so within the law.
“The diversity of modern Britain is one of our strengths and many British people of different faiths follow religious codes and practices.
“The right to freedom of expression is a vital part of a democratic society. It is a long-standing tradition in this country that people are free to share their views with others.
“Decisions on arrests are an operational matter for the police working within the provisions of the legal framework set by Parliament.”
A Christian preacher this afternoon was arrested at Southgate station London N14 for preaching about Jesus . @CConcern the police told him it’s because public had said he was being islamophobic . We have the full video and wondered when preaching was now illegal ? @Campaign4T pic.twitter.com/ZxC1DhlZCf
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