Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 7:17 pm on 26th February 2019.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 7:17 pm, 26th February 2019

To answer my hon. Friend’s last question first, we have already taken steps to freeze the assets of terrorist groups, and we will continue to ensure that that always remains the case. On his first point, he is right to point out that Hezbollah’s victims have been of many different faiths. There have been Jewish and Christian victims, and many Muslims have been murdered by Hezbollah as well. When it comes to displaying flags, clothing or any item that might be connected with Hezbollah or any other proscribed terrorist organisation, that will be a criminal offence from now on. This will give the police and the Crown Prosecution Service the ability to act in a way that they have been prevented from doing up to now.