Written Question on Armed Conflict: British Nationals Abroad

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Date Title Questioner
29 Oct 2018, 4:34 p.m. Armed Conflict: British Nationals Abroad Nick Thomas-Symonds

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Directive 2017/541 on apprehending foreign fighters under Article 9 of that Directive.

Answer (Mr Ben Wallace)

The UK did not opt in to Directive 2017/541 on combating terrorism. UK effec-tiveness on combating terrorism and countering travelling for the purpose of terrorism, as referred to by Article 9 of Directive 2017/541 is not governed through this EU legislation. The UK already has strong domestic legislation in place and opting in would not have increased further public protection.


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