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Home Office written question – answered on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the increase in right-wing extremism.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Government is clear that far and extreme right-wing extremism have no place in Britain. This issue is taken seriously and is routinely discussed by Ministers. On 19 March 2019, the Inter-Ministerial Group on Safe and Integrated Communities, which is chaired by the Home and Communities secretaries, discussed the threat we face from extremism, including the far-right.

The Government’s £63 million Building a Stronger Britain Together programme is supporting civil society groups to stand up to extremism in their communities, including over 50 groups focusing on far-right extremism. The Government has also proscribed National Action and several of its aliases; and is safeguarding those vulnerable to far-right radicalisation through Channel – around half of the people supported through Channel were referred because of far-right concerns in 2017/18.

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