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Islam and Muslim Affairs

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements his Department has in place for offering him advice on Islam and matters relating to Muslims; and who his advisers are on Islam and Muslim affairs. (94335)

Where appropriate, officials in the Home Office 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 Immigration and Nationality Directorate also has regular formal consultations with the Advisory Board on Naturalisation and Integration, (ABNI) Advisory Panel on Country Information (APCI) and National Refugee Integration Forum (NRIF) on a variety of issues including Islam and Muslim affairs.