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Terrorism: Finance

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the sources of funding for extremist imams in the UK; and which countries have been identified as sources of funding. (142123)

The Home Office has made no assessment about the sources of funding for extremist imams in the UK. However, the Government are undertaking a range of measures to tackle violent extremism, which includes strengthening the role of faith institutions and leaders, further details of which can found in the Communities and Local Government publication ‘Preventing Violent Extremism’ (http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id =1506079) and a public consultation, run by the Home Office and HM Treasury, on how charitable organisations can best be safeguarded from exploitation (http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/Charities_consultation.pdf?view=Binary).