Counter-terrorism

Home Office written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the anti-terrorism measures proposed by the government of (1) France, and (2) Austria; whether they intend to introduce similar measures in the UK; and if not, why not.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

HMG already has robust counter-terrorism measures in place, which are outlined in the UK’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST). We continuously review these policies in light of new developments. We are closely monitoring France and Austria’s responses – and have been in discussions with both governments following the attacks - and will look to learn from these examples where they are applicable to the UK context.

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