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Islam and Muslim Affairs

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what arrangements her Department has for offering her advice on Islam and matters relating to Muslims; and who her advisers are on Islam and Muslim affairs. (94336)

Where appropriate, officials in the relevant policy area provide advice on matters relating to Muslim communities.

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.

The Department has used networks of faith groups in the past to help plan major policies and events, and intends to investigate establishing more permanent networks in various communities in future.