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Terrorism: Finance

Volume 471: debated on Friday 1 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will set out how the £400 million committed during the next three years by his Department, the Department for International Development and the British Council to tackle radicalisation and promote understanding overseas as announced by the Prime Minister in his statement of 14 November 2007, Official Report, column 668W, on national security, is to be spent. (183578)

[holding answer 31 January 2008]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypridd (Dr. Howells) gave to him on 27 November 2007, Official Report, columns 347-48W: that the Government will report back on action overseas with other countries to counter extremism when we launch the full national security strategy.