Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Right: Preliminary Draft Report
Rapporteur: Mr Liam BYRNE, United Kingdom, Socialist Group
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A. Preliminary draft resolution

 

I submitted the following question to the Home Office asking for details of Government plans to stop the spread of extremist material through social media:

"To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to introduce legislation on technology companies preventing the publication of extremist material."

I received the following response from Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP - the Home Office Minister responsible for security:

I submitted the following question to the Ministry of Justice asking for details of the number of individuals convicted of terror-related offences due for release from UK prisons:

"To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in UK jails were convicted of offences under the Terrorism Act 2000; and how many of those prisoners may be scheduled for release in the next (a) six months, (b) year, (c) three years and (d) five years."

I've called on the Home Secretary Amber Rudd to propose new laws aimed at stopping social media companies conniving in extremists’ broadcast of evil.
I proposed to the Home Secretary, who is meeting with social media companies, a set of 'best in class' changes based on ideas debated in the US, Germany and Ireland.