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Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Prime Minister what arrangements his Office has in place for offering him advice on Islam and matters relating to Muslims; and who his advisers are on Islam and Muslim affairs. (94331)

Where appropriate, I am advised by my officials on matters relating to Muslim communities. In addition, I have meetings with a wide range of organisations and individuals on a wide range of subjects, and I have met representatives of UK Muslim communities and Muslim youth groups on a number of occasions.

The Department for Communities and Local Government is the lead Department on domestic matters relating to Muslim communities and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is the lead department on international matters. Where appropriate officials seek advice from these departments.