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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:45 pm on 23rd March 2017.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 10:45 pm, 23rd March 2017

My hon. Friend is right that it is important we defeat such extremism and deal with it at that earlier stage. A lot of work is being done within communities and working with communities. Obviously, there is the work that the police do to encourage people within communities to come forward with information when it is possible to do so and they have such concerns. That is important: people need to have the confidence of feeling that they can do that. It is important to create the environment within communities where people who recognise there are those who are trying to destroy our way of life actually feel able to take action about it. My hon. Friend is right: bringing communities together is an important part of what the Government are doing on a number of fronts.