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Islam4UK: Internet

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 14 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to prevent the promotion through Islam4UK websites of the teachings of individuals who have been required to leave the UK as a result of their extremist views. (309640)

[holding answer 11 January 2010]: The Home Office has no powers to remove or modify extremist material on websites. Where websites are identified to contain unlawful material, the police have powers under section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2006 to seek the removal or modification of that material.

As my hon. Friend will be aware, on Monday my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary laid an order providing that the name lslam4UK, along with several others, be treated as alternative names for an organisation which is already proscribed under the names Al Ghurabaa and The Saved Sect.