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Higher Education: Radicalism

Question for Home Office

UIN 265441, tabled on 17 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to redraft the Higher Education Prevent Duty Guidance following the Court of Appeal’s verdict that paragraph 11 is unlawful; and if he will consult with organisations from the higher education sector on that redraft.

Answered on

8 July 2019

The Court of Appeal’s judgment that one paragraph in the Prevent Duty Guidance for Higher Education Institutions in England and Wales is unlawful (which applies correspondingly to the same or similar paragraphs in the Prevent Duty Guidance documents for higher education in Scotland, and for further education institutions in England and Wales, and in Scotland) does not affect the rest of the guidance documents, which should continue to be read as before.

The Government continues to consider its position regarding its next steps in relation to this judgment. Any redraft of the guidance documents will be made in consultation with the higher education sector, and in the meantime higher and further education institutions affected by the Prevent duty should refer to the court’s judgment, in particular paragraphs 158 to 177.

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