Counter-terrorism: Students

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

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of Prevent nominals are university students.

Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of Prevent nominals are school children.

Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of Prevent nominals are from the Borough of Havering.

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

During the year 2017/18, 2,426 Prevent referrals were received from the education sector. This constituted 33% of the total number of referrals during that year. The Home Office does not hold data pertaining to the proportion of the total that were university students or school children

Furthermore, this figure is likely to comprise referrals relating to groups other than university students and school children, as referrals originating from the education sector could include any individual in contact with respective institutions

During the year 2017/18, 809 Prevent referrals were received from Local Authorities. This constituted 11% of the total number of referrals during that year. Due to small numbers and the resulting risk of personal identification, we do not provide breakdowns of Prevent referral data by local authority area.

Further information can be found in the publication: Individuals referred to and supported through the Prevent Programme, April 2017 to March 2018 at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/763254/individuals-referred-supported-prevent-programme-apr2017-mar2018-hosb3118.pdf

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