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Terrorism: Finance

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what safeguards she has put in place to ensure that funding provided to organisations by local authorities under the Preventing Violent Extremism programme is used for the purposes for which the programme is intended. (171941)

The £6 million Preventing Extremism Pathfinder Fund was paid as part of eligible local authorities’ Local Area Agreement grants.

It is the responsibility of the accountable body of a grant to ensure that expenditure is in line with the terms and conditions of the grant determination.

For the LAA Grant, expenditure must contribute to achieving or exceeding the outcomes, targets, and indicators, of their LAA. Local authorities work closely with a range of partners in developing programmes to prevent violent extremism, including the police.