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Terrorism

Volume 712: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to deal with young right-wing extremists who are potential targets for radicalisation by right-wing extremist groups recruiting new terrorists. [HL5111]

As the CONTEST strategy, published in March 2009 says “much Prevent activity takes place with Muslim communities. But the principles which are the basis for this work can apply to different contexts too”. Channel, the police-led, multi-agency process to identify and support those vulnerable to violent extremism is intended to support those vulnerable to radicalisation by right-wing extremist groups as well as others.

Similarly, other projects and interventions to support the vulnerable, such as those sponsored by the Youth Justice Board, do not discriminate on the type of extremism to which an individual might be vulnerable.