British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of The Bishop of Coventry The Bishop of Coventry Bishop

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the number of United Kingdom based jihadists travelling to the Middle East and North Africa has increased following the decision by Parliament to authorize the use of military force against ISIS in Iraq; and if so, what additional measures they are taking to halt the flow.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

There is no evidence that the number of UK individuals travelling to the region has increased since the decision by Parliament to join the International Coalition action against ISIL in Iraq.

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