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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:33 am on 19th March 2009.

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Photo of Paul Goodman Paul Goodman Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government 11:33 am, 19th March 2009

The Leader of the House will be aware that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has now written to you, Mr. Speaker, to confirm that details of this year's programme of spending on preventing violent extremism will be published. I raised the matter in business questions last week. However, the letter also confirms that the Department does not currently hold the details. The question that naturally arises is how we can be sure that violent extremists, or at any rate extremists, have not got their hands on some of the money. Does the Secretary of State plan to come to the House to make a statement?

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