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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page 40 of the Government document Entitled CONTEST: The United Kingdom's Strategy for Countering Terrorism, published in June 2018, what progress he has made on the Government’s aim to more than double the current capacity of the Desistance and Disengagement Programme to accommodate up to 230 individuals.
The Desistance and Disengagement Programme (DDP) launched in October 2016. It focusses on those who have served prison sentences for terrorist or terrorist related offences and are due to be released on probation licence; those on Terrorism Prevention Investigation Measures (TPIMs): and those who have returned from conflict zones in Syria or Iraq and are subject to Temporary Exclusion Orders (TEOs).
We are committed to publishing data where security requirements allow and will continue to publish an annual report on our counter-terrorism work under CONTEST. We do not provide detailed information about the funding allocation of DDP activity.
The Home Office delivers the DDP in conjunction with non-governmental organisations and experienced practitioners. Due to the sensitive nature of this important work, we do not release details of individuals and organisations selected to support the programme or the terms on which they have been contracted.