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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 22 April 2024.

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Photo of Giles Watling Giles Watling Conservative, Clacton

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to tackle anti-democratic extremism.

Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Minister of State (Minister for Housing)

On 14th March Government published its new definition of extremism, which identifies behaviour that seek to “to… undermine, overturn or replace the UK’s system of parliamentary democracy” as extremist.

The Government is undergoing a formal process of identifying and naming extremists. Before elections, the Government stands up the election cell, which works with the Police and Home Office to monitor threats to our democratic systems or institutions.

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