HC Deb 04 March 1999 vol 326 c854W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on KLA fundraising activity in the United Kingdom, indicating what representations he has received on the issue. [74434]

Mr. Straw

I am not aware of any representations about fund raising by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA or UCK).

The Government attach great importance to countering terrorist fund raising. Under our Presidency of the G8, we hosted a conference on terrorist fund raising in London last December. In the same month, my Department published a consultation paper, "Legislation Against Terrorism" (CM 4178), which invited views on proposals for strengthening the law in this area.

The police and Security Service attach a high priority to countering all forms of terrorist activity in the United Kingdom. Any credible information or intelligence is fully investigated.