Jim Shannon – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Shannon on 2016-01-27.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the total number of people from the UK who have joined Daesh.

Mr John Hayes

We believe approximately 800 UK linked individuals of national security concern have travelled to take part in the Syrian conflict since it began. Of those who are known to have travelled, about half have returned.