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Islam and Muslim Affairs

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. (94333)

Where appropriate officials provide advice on matters relating to Muslim communities. The Treasury has arrangements in place to provide for the participation of Muslim organisations in formal consultative bodies: for example, in the Direct and Indirect Tax Technical Groups looking at alternative forms of finance.

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 the Treasury seeks advice from these Departments.