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Sharia Councils

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

21. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the effect of the operation of Sharia councils on the policing of community relations. (295146)

Sharia law is not part of the law of the United Kingdom and the Government have no intention of making any change to that position. The police service engages with all members of the community, inclusive of all backgrounds, and works in partnership with other community safety agencies to address the policing priorities for local areas.