§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make a statement on the membership, aims and activities of the multi-national police alliance called Terrorism, Radicalism and International Violence, TREVI;
(2) what contribution is made towards the multinational police alliance called Terrorism, Radicalism and International Violence, TREVI, in terms of personnel and finance; for how long this contribution has been made; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Trevi is not an acronym. It is the name by which European Community co-operation against terrorism is known. Following an initiative at the European Council in Rome in 1975 by the right hon. Member for Huyton (Sir H. Wilson) when he was Prime Minister, European Community Ministers of the Interior and Ministers of Justice with similar responsibilities met in Luxembourg in 1976 and decided to set up arrangements for practical co-operation and exchanges of experience with the aim of improving co-operation against terrorism in Community countries. These arrangements include regular meetings of those directly responsible for countering terrorist activities. Trevi is not itself an organisation and does not have its own personnel or finance.