Prevent Strategy - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:47 pm on 20th December 2016.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench 2:47 pm, 20th December 2016

My Lords, can the Minister explain how the recent banning of two Syrian Orthodox bishops from coming to the United Kingdom conforms to the Prevent strategy, while at the weekend it was reported that Syed Qadri is to be allowed to come into the United Kingdom? He is a radical Islamist hate preacher who has been banned from preaching in Pakistan. He spoke out in favour of those who assassinated Salmaan Taseer and is said to have been one of the influences on the murderer of the Ahmadi shopkeeper in Glasgow. Why is he being permitted to speak at public venues throughout the United Kingdom?