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Terrorism

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information his Department holds on attacks on the UK (a) planned and (b) executed by terrorist groups in the last 10 years. (290640)

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: There have been numerous disruptions to terrorist and terrorist-related activity since 1999. Since 2001 the police and security services have disrupted over a dozen attempted terrorist plots in the UK, including a planned attack which followed two weeks after the London bombings on 7 July 2005.

A list of actual and planned attacks is not available as the information is not held centrally and has not been compiled in this way. We cannot disclose the number of planned attacks due to national security constraints.

The Security Service website lists the notable convictions that have thwarted terrorist activity from 2000-07. The list attached will be placed in the House Library.

http://www.mi5.gov.uk/output/terrorist-plots-in-the-uk.html