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Government Advisers

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

22. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ensure that religious leaders who are advising on Government policy do not have an extremist background. (167502)

The Government have made clear that they are fundamentally rebalancing their engagement with Muslim organisations towards those organisations which take a leadership role in rejecting and condemning violent extremism and upholding shared values. That will be the guiding principle in engaging with religious leaders who advise Government.