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A Shared Endeavour’ report recommendations

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Unmesh Desai Unmesh Desai Labour

Can the Mayor provide a progress report on the responses to the recommendations addressed to City Hall set out in the ‘A Shared Endeavour’ report on his Countering Violent Extremism programme?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

After an unprecedented spate of perpetrated and foiled terrorist activity in 2017 I tasked my Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programme with identifying new, improved and renewed opportunities to counter extremism in the capital. After the delivery of the most comprehensive city-wide engagement and review exercise in this policy area ever the report made recommendations to external specified authorities but also City Hall.

In light of this report I was determined to lead from the front in tackling extremism and committed new investment totalling more than £1 million to deliver a new London CVE Programme.

Many of these City Hall recommendations have been completed and others are in train. Some highlights have included the launch of a new civil society grant fund to deliver work which stands up to hate, intolerance and extremism and which my investment was match funded by Google.org; the delivery of a number of thematic pan-London events which have provided safety and security advice seminars to places of worship and the transformation of City Hall into a hub of good practice sharing and peer to peer learning through a right-wing extremism and youth counter radicalisation conference.