Radicalism: Criminal Investigation

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people investigated under Prevent for (a) Islamic extremism and (b) far-right extremism in each of the last five years.

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

No investigations are carried out under the Prevent strand of CONTEST, the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy. Prevent exists instead to safeguard people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Figures for those who have been referred to Prevent and subsequently supported under the Channel programme have been published by the Home Office and are available on the Gov.uk website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/individuals-referred-to-and-supported-through-the-prevent-programme-april-2016-to-march-2017.

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