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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to prosecute jihadis who have fought with ISIS and return to the United Kingdom; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>If there is evidence that people are going to Syria to engage in terrorist activity they can be arrested and prosecuted. Each case is considered individually in accordance with the rules of the applicable criminal law jurisdiction. In England and Wales if the police refer a case to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), they consider whether the test in the Code for Crown Prosecutors is met; that is whether there is sufficient evidence of any offence, and if so, whether it is in the public interest to prosecute. A similar public interest approach is taken by the office of the Lord Advocate, the sole prosecuting authority for Scotland.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Whether an individual is arrested or prosecuted for a terrorism offence will always depend on the facts and circumstances of the case and is an operational decision for the police and responsible prosecuting authority. Safeguards are built in to our legislation and we rely on the professionals involved to make sure that prosecutions are pursued in appropriate cases. Whether any specific act falls within the definition of ‘terrorism’ and whether any individuals or groups have committed an offence will always depend on all facts and circumstances of the case. Depending on the specific circumstances, anyone who becomes involved with fighting overseas may be prosecuted under the applicable law on their return<strong>.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A very wide range of offences already exists on the statute books that can be used to prosecute such individuals and to manage the risk they may pose on return, including in the Terrorism Acts 2000 and 2006 which provide extra-territorial jurisdiction in relation to certain activities. In particular, where there is evidence that individuals are planning, promoting, funding, facilitating or participating in terrorist activities overseas - including involvement in fighting for terrorist groups - the relevant authorities will seek to prosecute them, before they go or on their return.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T17:26:25.463Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:26:25.463Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
105758
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the Foreign Enlistment Act 1870 provides sufficient authority to prosecute British citizens who join with states or other entities making war in support of the enemies of the United Kingdom; and, if not, whether they intend to amend the Act or to introduce new legislation based upon it in order to do so. more like this
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Lord Temple-Morris more like this
star this property uin HL2574 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Enlistment Act 1870 remains in force and there are no current plans to amend it.</p><p>The UK has a range of terrorism and criminal law offences to tackle British citizens who travel overseas to participate in armed conflict abroad. Where there is evidence that these individuals are engaging in activities there which may harm the UK, we can already seek prosecution on their return to the UK.</p><p>The Prime Minister recently announced a package of wide-ranging measures which will further strengthen our capability to deal with the increased threat from foreign fighters and British-born jihadists who seek to harm the UK. In addition, the Government is already legislating in the Serious Crime Bill to extend our territorial jurisdiction over two offences in the Terrorism Act 2006 which will enable the prosecution of those who travel overseas to prepare and train for terrorism.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T16:53:00.4341916Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:53:00.4341916Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Temple-Morris more like this
164509
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the number of United Kingdom based jihadists travelling to the Middle East and North Africa has increased following the decision by Parliament to authorize the use of military force against ISIS in Iraq; and if so, what additional measures they are taking to halt the flow. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL3102 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p>There is no evidence that the number of UK individuals travelling to the region has increased since the decision by Parliament to join the International Coalition action against ISIL in Iraq.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T15:18:06.63Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T15:18:06.63Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4266
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
168457
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the pamphlet "Western Foreign Fighters", recently published by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue; and in particular whether they will make use of the experience of Germany and Denmark in supporting families and coping with the needs of returning fighters. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL3487 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>We actively and regularly engage with our European partners to share expertise and best practise in tackling extremism and radicalisation. These relationships are vital if we are to reduce this shared threat.</p><p>The importance of a balanced counter-terrorism strategy is clear and is laid out in the UK's CONTEST strategy, in which preventing terrorism is one of four essential pillars. Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or extremists, or supporting terrorism. It deals with all kinds of terrorist threats to the UK, and includes non-violent extremism. Many of the recommendations in the report reflect initiatives already in place.</p><p>Prevent includes work to challenge extremist ideology (including disrupting extremist speakers and removing terrorist and extremist material online) and to intervene and stop people being radicalised. In the context of Syria it includes work to dissuade people from travelling to Syria and to intervene when they return.</p><p>We have seen a significant rise in referrals to the Channel programme, which provides tailored support to people identified as at risk of radicalisation. The Association of Chief Police Officers reported a 58% increase in the past year. Since April 2012 there have been over 2000 referrals. Hundreds of individuals have been offered support.</p><p>In the 2013/14 financial year Prevent local authority co-ordinators in our 30 Prevent priority areas worked with over 250 mosques, 50 faith groups and 70 community groups.</p><p>As referenced in the report, our Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit has a key role to play in taking down unlawful terrorist-related content. Since February 2010, the CTIRU has taken down more than 65,000 pieces of unlawful terrorist-related content which encourages or glorifies acts of terrorism. Over 46,000 of these have been removed since December 2013.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T15:19:31.727Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T15:19:31.727Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
89897
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to create a specific, indictable offence with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, for British subjects offering support to, or participating in, any foreign army, organisation or military unit which is not a member of NATO. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL1739 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>British subjects who travel overseas to participate in armed conflict abroad can potentially be prosecuted under a wide range of terrorism and criminal law offences available under existing UK law. As such, a new offence of participation in foreign military organisations which are not members of NATO, is not currently under consideration. <br><br>The Prime Minister has just announced proposals to further strengthen our capability to deal with the increased threat from foreign fighters and British-born jihadists who seek to harm the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-09-22T12:08:06.4355697Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T12:08:06.4355697Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on in what locations British citizens are fighting conflicts abroad; and what estimate she has made of the number of citizens in each such destination. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
star this property uin 225178 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answer text <p>While we do not routinely record the purpose of individuals journeys when leaving the UK, we estimate that there are around 600 subjects of interest, to the security services, who have travelled to the region of the Syria/ Iraq conflict from the UK. The Government has consistently advised the public against all travel to Syria and parts of Iraq: anyone who travels to these <br>areas is putting themselves in considerable danger.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T14:19:45.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T14:19:45.837Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
224475
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star this property date less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of British nationals who have travelled to fight in Iraq and Syria who have been subjects of interest in investigations carried out by the Security Services in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 225834 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p>Around 600 people from the UK who are of interest to the security services are thought to have travelled to the region since the start of the conflict.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2015-03-05T16:04:41.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T16:04:41.257Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this