Armed Forces: Counter-terrorism

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th June 2021.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have been referred to the UK’s terrorism prevention programme.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The Ministry of Defence does not tolerate extremism of any kind and it is not compatible with the values and standards of our Armed Forces. We continue to be vigilant and are determined to take early action to confront and challenge such behaviours when they occur, including ensuring that referrals are made to the appropriate authorities.

Referrals to PREVENT from across the Armed Forces, since 2019 from when referrals have been recorded, are set out in the table below:

Year

Referrals

2019

14

2020

8

2021 (to June)

2

Total

24

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