Bishop of Coventry – British Nationals Abroad: Armed Conflict (Written Answer)

On 8th December 2014, the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, recieved an answer to a written question on British nationals engaged in armed conflict abroad.

13.10 Bishop of CoventryThe Lord Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the number of United Kingdom based jihadists travelling to the Middle East and North Africa has increased following the decision by Parliament to authorize the use of military force against ISIS in Iraq; and if so, what additional measures they are taking to halt the flow. [HL3102]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Bates): There is no evidence that the number of UK individuals travelling to the region has increased since the decision by Parliament to join the International Coalition action against ISIL in Iraq.