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Lead Commissioner welcomes an independent review of Prevent

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Commission for Countering Extremism update

Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism Sara Khan has welcomed the government's announcement of an independent review of Prevent, its anti-radicalisation strategy.

Ben Wallace, the Security Minister, announced the review during a debate on Tuesday on the Counterterrorism and Border Security Bill in the House of Commons.

Sara Khan said:

“I welcome the announcement of an independent review of Prevent. Prevent is an important pillar of the Government’s Counter-Terrorism strategy.

"At a time when the threat of terrorism in our country stands at severe, it is in everyone’s interest that it is working effectively and not in a way that could be perceived as being counter-productive.

"I have said before I believe the implementation of Prevent can be improved and that more can be done to reassure communities.

"We must create a space for a civilised and respectful debate to ensure our response in preventing terrorism is proportionate and effective.”


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