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Volume 712: debated on Monday 5 October 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact the Home Office assesses the United Kingdom’s foreign policy to have on levels of violent extremism within the United Kingdom. [HL5121]

I recognise that individual reactions to UK foreign policies, such as military involvement overseas, can be a factor in radicalisation and that violent extremists exploit this when recruiting others to their cause. But we also know that radicalisation occurs for a wide range of complex and personal reasons. The aim of the Government will continue to be to prevent radicalisation at home and abroad.