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Anti-Terrorism Website to be Launched

3 March 2003

The Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced today plans to launch a new dedicated anti-terrorism website.

The website, based at
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/terrorism/, will offer advice and information to the general public ranging from "details of terrorist organisations to guidance on personal protection", the Home Office said.

The Home Secretary said:
"We have been looking closely at the most appropriate methods to communicate sensible, tailored advice.

"Information must be of practical use in order to reassure the public.
We are not in the business of rushing in to issue alarmist guidance which in practice does nothing to help ensure public safety."

He added: "I believe that easier access will, in addition, help to explain the difference between political and operational responsibility, and will be a tool for providing reassurance as well as understandable and clear advice."

A further announcement will be made when the site is due to go live.

Read the full announcement

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