To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the increase in right-wing extremism.
3 April 2019
The Government is clear that far and extreme right-wing extremism have no place in Britain. This issue is taken seriously and is routinely discussed by Ministers. On 19 March 2019, the Inter-Ministerial Group on Safe and Integrated Communities, which is chaired by the Home and Communities secretaries, discussed the threat we face from extremism, including the far-right.
The Government’s £63 million Building a Stronger Britain Together programme is supporting civil society groups to stand up to extremism in their communities, including over 50 groups focusing on far-right extremism. The Government has also proscribed National Action and several of its aliases; and is safeguarding those vulnerable to far-right radicalisation through Channel – around half of the people supported through Channel were referred because of far-right concerns in 2017/18.