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Question for Home Office

UIN 202858, tabled on 17 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle far right extremism.

Answered on

20 December 2018

Through the 2015 Counter Extremism Strategy the Government is committed to tackling extremism in all its forms and protecting our communities from the serious social harms it causes. This includes defeating far right extremism.

We have:
 created a network of more than 240 civil society partners confronting extremism in their communities - including 36 focused on countering far right narratives – through the Building a Stronger Britain Together programme;
 awarded over 160 grants to fund additional security measures for places of worship across England and Wales since 2016;
 excluded and refused entry to the UK to known right wing extremists; and
 supported Local Authorities in tackling far-right extremism.

The Home and Communities Secretaries will also co-chair roundtables on Islamophobia and antisemitism in the new year, with part of the discussions focusing on the impact of the far right on Muslim and Jewish communities

The independent Commission for Countering Extremism is also supporting the Government to defeat the scourge of extremism.

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