Where Has Preventing Violent Extremism Cash Gone?

This isn’t a rhetorical question. We actually don’t know. And Shadow Communities Minister Paul Goodman wants to find out. 

The details of how the £70m was being spent was published last year, after some prompting. However, the details of this year’s expenditure have not been forthcoming. 

The Leader of the House of Commons assured the House that there is  “no intention to withhold any information about public money being spent”, and I’m sure that is the case. Certainly, some of the PVE money will have been spent on initiatives that some of us might disagree with: but policy in this area benefits from scrutiny and discussion. 

Let us hope that the data has been retained and collated, and that we will shortly be able to examine it.