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Fracking: Protest

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3906, tabled on 7 December 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they have given, or will give, to the North Yorkshire police and York City Council over their reported inclusion of anti-fracking campaigning and sentiments as requiring monitoring and intervention in their Prevent strategy.

Answered on

22 December 2016

Prevent is about safeguarding vulnerable people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Political interest and protest, including in anti-fracking groups operating within the law, are entirely legitimate activities and are not of interest to Prevent. The Home Office and Police continually work together to improve the utility of Counter Terrorism Local Profiles (CTLPs).

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