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Extremism Analysis Unit

Question for Home Office

UIN HL12796, tabled on 14 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Extremism Analysis Unit still exists within the Home Office; if so, what are its terms of reference; and to whom it reports.

Answered on

28 January 2019

The Extremism Analysis Unit (EAU) continues to operate within the Home Office.

The EAU has a remit to analyse extremism in this country and abroad where it has a direct impact on the UK and/or UK interests. The EAU is a cross-government resource, with government departments able to commission research and analysis. The EAU does not have any executive or police powers or any operational role, it does not take operational decisions or determine policy or strategy. It provides independent analysis to policy and operational colleagues, who are responsible for such decisions.

The EAU is part of the Home Office Analysis and Insight (HOAI) directorate and reports to the Director for Analysis and Insight. HOAI is part of the Home Office Crime, Policing and Fire Group (CPFG). The Home Secretary is accountable to Parliament for the work of the EAU.

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