Statement on prevent strategy for counter-terrorism

08 June 2011

Secretary of State for the Home Department, Theresa May, made a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 7 June on the Government's Prevent Strategy for counter-terrorism.

Prevent strategy

The Prevent strategy, was launched in 2007 and seeks to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism both in the UK and overseas. It is the preventative strand of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department, Yvette Cooper, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Review of counter-terrorism policy

The Home Secretary made two previous statements on the review of the government's counter-terrorism strategy in July 2010 and in January 2011.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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