To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed by each institution of higher education overseen by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for the purposes of countering extremism, violent extremism and terrorism. [HL642]
Universities are autonomous institutions and make their own decisions about the allocation of resources, therefore, this information is not held centrally by the department.
The assessment is that there is a risk of extremist and violent extremist activity on some university campuses. Where it occurs the issue is serious and measures are in place to help universities manage this risk. The issue is not widespread.
For operational security reasons, we cannot release any further detailed information on the level of threat by institution.
Each higher education institution in England has a named police point of contact with whom the university management will discuss issues or concerns arising from any extremist groups on campus. This information is recorded locally by police forces.