Queen’s Speech: CT Bill, 16th May

“The Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill will be introduced to ‘prevent radicalisation, tackle extremism in all its forms, and promote community integration’.

It is aimed at protecting the public against the most dangerous extremists and ensuring the government and law enforcement have a full range of powers to deal with extremism.

The bill will:

  • introduce a new civil order regime to restrict extremist activity, following consultation
  • safeguard children from extremist adults by taking powers to intervene in intensive, unregulated education settings that teach hate and drive communities apart and through stronger powers for the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • close loopholes so that Ofcom can continue to protect consumers who watch internet-streamed television content from outside the EU on Freeview
  • consult on powers to enable government to intervene where councils fail to tackle extremism

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