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Department for Communities and Local Government: Meeting

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government who attended the meeting hosted by the Department for Communities and Local Government at the Victoria Park Hotel in London that was the subject of a Daily Mail report on 19 April 2008; and whether they will place a copy of the minutes of the meeting in the Library of the House. [HL1239]

On 16 October 2006, the former Secretary of State for Communities, Ruth Kelly, attended a meeting entitled “Working together to tackle extremism” with representatives from local authorities, the government offices for the regions, and the police. The issues discussed in the meeting included: building capacity at the local level to prevent violent extremism; information sharing and sharing good practice; engaging young people on the agenda; supporting community leadership; tackling inequalities and promoting cohesion. This was a public event so no formal minutes were taken.