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
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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