Counter-Terrorism: Conflict Zones

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 2nd March 2015.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Secretary of State for the Home Department 3:31 pm, 2nd March 2015

The hon. Lady makes an important point. A free press is obviously part of what underpins our democracy, but I would expect the media to be responsible in the way in which they deal with such issues in a number of ways. She mentioned the young girls travelling and whether their names should have been revealed. I say to the media that these are important issues. The families in that case are under considerable stress and trauma, suffering as a result of their daughters having gone to Syria, and I expect the media to respect that.