Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Part of Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day-First Part] – in the House of Commons at 7:15 pm on 1st March 2010.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North 7:15 pm, 1st March 2010

I thank the Minister for giving way again. He has been generous, but I think that this is an important discussion.

Many Members on both sides of the House represent inner urban areas containing a multi-ethnic population, including a large Muslim population. We have all worked hard to establish a sense of inclusion in that community, but the perception of executive control and possible detention has a seriously corrosive effect on community relations, and on trust between the local communities and the police. I know that the Minister's Department is concerned about that. What studies have been carried out on the issue?