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Question for Home Office

UIN 214205, tabled on 11 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to tackle the threat from radical Islamists.

Answered on

17 November 2014

We face a real and serious threat in the UK from international terrorism. The UK’s Counter Terrorism Strategy, CONTEST, sets out our approach
to countering this threat and is based around the ‘4 Ps’ – Pursue: the investigation and disruption of terrorist attacks; Prevent: working to stop
people becoming terrorists or extremists, or supporting terrorism/extremism; Protect: improving our protective security to stop a terrorist attack; and Prepare: working to minimise the impact of an attack and to recover from it as quickly as possible. Taken together these programmes of work tackle the threat to the UK and its interests overseas from terrorism. On 1 September the Prime Minister announced the government’s intention to
introduce new counter-terrorism powers in order to meet the threats posed by the current conflicts in Syria and Iraq. The forthcoming legislation includes measures to disrupt travel to Syria or Iraq and manage the risk posed by returnees. These measures are currently being developed and will be brought forward shortly.

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