HC Deb 23 October 2001 vol 373 c118W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what efforts he is making to establish the number of UK citizens involved with fundamentalist paramilitary groups in(a) Afghanistan, (b) Kashmir, (c) Pakistan, (d) Chechnya, (e) Lebanon and (f) Palestinian Authority territories; and if he will make a statement. [8656]

Mr. Bradshaw

I can assure my hon. Friend that HMG are determined that this country should not be used as a base for supporting terrorism overseas, in any way. The Terrorism Act 2000 (which entered into force in February 2001) is designed to help the UK police and courts take effective action against those who seek to plan, carry out or support terrorism from or in the UK.