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Students: Extremism

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department’s most recent assessment is of the level of threat to national security posed by foreign extremists, violent extremists and terrorists on student campuses in the UK. (303023)

[holding answer 30 November 2009]: I have been asked to reply.

Our assessment is that there is some extremist activity happening in Higher Education Institutions within the UK. The problem is not widespread but where it does occur it is serious. For national security reasons, we cannot release details of which institutions.