Home Office written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Paul Girvan Paul Girvan Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Education), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the sale of pro-terrorist merchandise cannot take place.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

There are already a number of offences which may be relevant, including:

  • encouragement of terrorism, contrary to section 1 Terrorism Act 2006;
  • disseminating terrorist publications, contrary to section 2 Terrorism Act 2006;
  • inviting support for a proscribed group, contrary to section 12 Terrorism Act 2000; and
  • displaying an item in circumstances arousing a reasonable suspicion that a person belongs to or supports a proscribed group, contrary to section 13 Terrorism Act 2000.

It would be for the police and CPS to investigate and charge any offences, as appropriate.

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