Results 1–20 of 50 for extremism extremism definition 01/01/2010..31/12/2015

Strategic Defence and Security Review — Motion to Take Note (3 Dec 2015)

Earl Attlee: ...that we spend more on interest payments on the national debt than we do on defence, and we simply cannot go on running a budget deficit for ever. At some point we have to pay off the debt. In the 2010 SDSR the Government had to make some very painful decisions and we have to be clear that they took on some significant risks. I welcome the general tone of the White Paper, although it is...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords] (3 Dec 2015)

Fiona Bruce: ...interpretation of public benefit was being debated, and that the Charity Commission did not refer itself back to it then. My concern is that this Bill could be in force before there is a clear definition of non-violent extremism. The Government’s counter-extremism strategy says that this Bill would give the commission powers to disqualify trustees for wide reasons, including past conduct...

Counterterrorism: Communities — Question for Short Debate (26 Nov 2015)

Baroness Hamwee: ...the more important if or when the UK’s activity in the Middle East increases. I think it is unhelpful to talk of “British values”, and I say that very seriously. According to the Government, extremism is vocal or active opposition to British values. The values listed are by no means exclusively British, and I believe that the phrase turns this into a political definition....

Universities: Freedom of Speech — Motion to Take Note (26 Nov 2015)

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park: My Lords, as the noble Lord has just said, this has been an extremely interesting and informative debate. I thank all noble Lords for participating, particularly the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, for initiating this debate and for her extremely powerful contribution. I congratulate my noble friend Lord O’Shaughnessy and the noble Lord, Lord Trevethin and Oaksey, on their maiden speeches. It...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (4 Nov 2015)

Theresa May: ...the end of his speech. I have to say to him that it was not justified by the tone that he adopted for the rest of his speech. What the Prime Minister has said, and what we are saying in our counter-extremism strategy—the strategy deals with extremism of all sorts, including Islamist extremism and neo-Nazi extremism—is that we want to work with people in communities and encourage...

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (8 Oct 2015)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: Since 2011, we have consistently defined extremism as ‘Vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas’.

Written Answers — Home Office: Radicalism (10 Jun 2015)

David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the planned legislative proposals on tackling extremism and terrorism, what the Government's definition is of extremism.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health and Social Care (2 Jun 2015)

Jeremy Lefroy: ...they are—but for all people, through cutting inequality, achieving full employment and supporting communities. I welcome, too, the emphasis on working people, but it must be the widest-possible definition of working people. Yes, it must include employees, but the self-employed, parents who choose to stay at home to bring up their children and carers, particularly in this carers week, who...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (4th Day) (2 Jun 2015)

Baroness Hamwee: ...the Counter-terrorism and Security Act. I am sad that the nuanced, lower-key, persuasive approach to the counternarrative to terrorism does not seem to find a place in what we know so far about the extremism Bill. As has already been said by more than one noble Lord, during the passage of that Act we debated what the definition of extremism might be, but without reaching a conclusion. On...

Debate on the Address: Home Affairs and Justice (28 May 2015)

Damian Green: ...bringing forward, although I may follow the always good example of my right hon. Friend the Member for North Somerset (Dr Fox) and stray slightly more widely at some stage. I shall start with the extremism Bill. I am sure that all parts of the House will welcome and accept the need for more effective action against extremist organisations and individuals, particularly those who seek to...

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Counter-terrorism (24 Mar 2015)

Diana R. Johnson: ...and in the other place, and also in the responses to the consultation. The Minister said that there had been more than 1,700 responses, which is a very large number. The first of those areas is the definition of extremism, which remains unchanged in the guidance. It is still defined as, basically, “an opposition to British values”. The failure to define extremism is central to other...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of Being Drawn into Terrorism) (Amendment and Guidance) Regulations 2015: Motion to Approve (23 Mar 2015)

Lord Bates: ...is the context behind this. I am conscious of the point made by the noble Lords, Lord Morgan and Lord Judd, in talking about how precious our higher education institutions are as a bulwark against extremism. That was one of the finest debates that we had on the Bill. Early on, the noble Lord, Lord Deben, talked about bringing areas of contention out into the open and said that having a...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (4 Feb 2015)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: .... While I have always counselled my students against relying on Wikipedia, on the principle of “do as I say” rather than “do as I do”, I turn to it now because it provides a helpful working definition of academic freedom. It says that it is, “the belief that the freedom of inquiry by faculty members is essential to the mission of the academy as well as the principles of academia,...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Report (2nd Day) (4 Feb 2015)

Baroness Warsi: ...—when I say that I have many a grey hair from having held these very conversations over a period of four years. Conversations have gone on within government over and over again about what the definitions of “extremism” and “non-violent extremism” are and about where legitimate debate ends and concerns about terrorism and extremism start. Fortunately, the Government did move to a...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (28 Jan 2015)

Lord Bates: ...been taken in those institutions. We do not feel the need for a level of transparency that requires all directions—of which there will be very few—to be made public in the way suggested. As for definitions of extremism, we touched on this earlier, but, for the record, the definition that we are working with is, “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (26 Jan 2015)

Baroness Warsi: ...of these data is for the purposes of national security. Again, noble Lords, or the Minister, may be able to clarify what this means. I was talking to the noble Lord, Lord King, earlier, about the definition of national security as it relates to this amendment, or part of the Bill, and we could not find such a definition. Perhaps somebody could bring one to my attention. However, for the...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (1st Day) (20 Jan 2015)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...that is what they have been doing there, there is not hard evidence to prove it but, equally, there is not hard evidence to say that they are engaged in terrorism? What, then, would fulfil the definition of reasonable suspicion? When the legislation is in place—and if the Government get their way and do not agree to a sunset clause—it will not just apply to current threats but this...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Radicalism (16 Dec 2014)

Lord Bates: The Government’s definition of extremism, as set out in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. This includes calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas. The Home Office now has...

Soft Power and Conflict Prevention — Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2014)

Lord Judd: My Lords, like other noble Lords I am extremely grateful to be able to hear and participate in this debate. We should all be appreciative of the most reverend Primate for the way in which he has given us this opportunity. This has been a refreshing debate, because for once we have talked about strategy rather than about our constant preoccupation with tactics. Our species is lost if we cannot...

Deferred Divisions: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (26 Nov 2014)

James Brokenshire: ...concluded. I am sure we all wish him well on this special occasion. A number of questions were asked. The hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Diana Johnson) asked whether we could review the definition of terrorism. As part of the review of counter-terrorism powers that we carried out at the start of this Government in 2010, we looked at that but concluded that it would be...


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