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Terrorism: Channel Project

Volume 711: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been referred to the police's Channel project; and, of those, (a) how old the youngest and oldest people were at the time of their referral; and (b) what proportion were male. [HL3604]

Between April 2007 and December 2008, 228 referrals were made to the Channel project.

(a) Between April 2007 and December 2008 the known age range of those referred to Channel as potentially vulnerable to violent extremism and in need of multi-agency support was seven to 50 years. The majority of referrals were aged between 15 and 24 years.

(b) Of those referred to Channel as potentially vulnerable to violent extremism and in need of multi-agency support, 93 per cent were male.