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Hamas: Proscribed Organisations

Question for Home Office

UIN 58575, tabled on 18 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government's proscription of Hamas.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

27 October 2021

Hamas’ military wing was proscribed in the UK in 2001.

The investigation and prosecution of proscription offences is a matter for the police and Crown Prosecution Service. It would be inappropriate for the Government to comment further on such matters. Anyone that professes support for, or who is a member of Military Wing risks being investigated by the police for proscription offences.

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