COMMONS

Officials answer questions on roots of violent radicalisation

01 November 2011

The Commons Home Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into the roots of violent radicalisation.

Purpose of session

The purpose of this session is to explore

  • the threat from far-right extremism and
  • the role of the police in delivering the Prevent strategy

Witnesses

Tuesday 1 November 2011 at 11.30 am
Grimond Room, Portcullis House

11.30am to 12 noon  

  • Dr Matthew Goodwin, University of Nottingham
  • Mike Whine, Government and International Affairs Director, Community Security Trust

12 noon to 12.30pm 

  • Sir Norman Bettison, ACPO lead on Preventing Violent Extremism
  • Assistant Chief Constable John Wright, ACPO Assistant National Co-ordinator for Prevent

Comments from the Chair

Committee Chair Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said:

"The challenges faced by radicalisation in the UK are not associated to any one individual group. I look forward to hearing from those who deal with the issue of far-right extremism and the possible threat that this poses.
Amid uncertainty over which organisations the police should partner with to tackle radicalisation and following concerns raised by other witnesses on the relationships the police have with local communities, I also look forward to hearing from ACPO officials who deliver the Government's Prevent agenda on behalf of the police."

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