Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|29 Oct 2018, 4:34 p.m.||Armed Conflict: British Nationals Abroad||Nick Thomas-Symonds|
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.