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Community Relations

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what his Department will spend its share of the pledged £12.5 million to help prevent extremism in communities; over what period of time his Department’s share will be spent; which stakeholders will be consulted when deciding which community projects will be given funding from the budget; what the process will be to decide which organisations and projects will be given funding; how the effects of the funding will be assessed; and who will monitor those effects. (210288)

The £12.5 million announced on 3 June will be divided between the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, to be spent on funding projects specifically to support institutions or individuals vulnerable to radicalisation. My Department will be working closely with Home Office and Ministry of Justice on work to support young individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system and to feed into cross-Government work on identifying and supporting vulnerable individuals at risk of being targeted by violent extremists.