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Security Measures

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2007, Official Report, columns 618-20W, on security measures, what assessment he has made of the progress made by the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board in each of the five core areas. (144392)

The Department for Communities and Local Government is working with a number of partners to progress work on the accreditation of imams; the development of leadership skills for imams and mosque officials; the inclusion of young people and women; improvement in the governance of mosques; and supporting mosques to contribute to community cohesion and to combating extremism. The Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB), an independent body, is one of the key channels through which this agenda is being taken forward.