Armed Forces: Counter-terrorism

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 20 February 2024.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy, (c) RAF and (d) Royal Marines were referred to Prevent in each year since 2015.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

Information held by the Ministry of Defence is set out below, detailing the number of referrals to Prevent from a military referrer by calendar year, noting that figures prior to 2018 are not held. A breakdown of the information by Service is not currently available. These figures exclude members of the military who are referred to Prevent by an organisation other than the military, for example the Home Office Police or NHS.

2018 – 5

2019 – 12

2020 – 8

2021 – 13

2022 – 13

2023 – 22

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