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Schools: Religious Sects

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his policy is on the offering of grants to organisations against which there have been allegations of cultish behaviour to support their activities in schools. with particular regards to (a) Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, (b) new Kadampa Tradition and (c) Soka Gakkai International; and if he will make a statement. (152368)

The Department has offered no grants to: (a) Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, (b) new Kadampa Tradition and (c) Soka Gakkai International.

All Government Departments follow stringent procedures, seek appropriate references and use independent assessors to examine the constitutions and financial records/accounts of all organisations before they make any recommendations for funding.