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Deen International

Volume 711: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

Questions

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 30 March (WA 181–2), how they plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the £495,021 paid to Deen International. [HL3745]

Independent monitoring and evaluation is being conducted by the University of Islamabad, which will produce a report assessing the effectiveness of the campaign. Additional evaluation reports have been commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Islamabad and London. The combined findings will inform the FCO on the effectiveness of the campaign and be taken into account when deciding whether to move beyond the pilot phase.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 7 May (WA 145), how much funding (a) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (b) each of its agencies, and (c) non-departmental public bodies, have given to (1) the British Muslim Forum, and (2) Deen International, in each of the past five years. [HL3692]

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has provided the following funding to Deen International over the past five years:

financial years 2005 to 2007: no funding;

financial year 2007 to 2008: £61,875;

financial year 2008 to 2009: £597,562; and

financial year 2009 to 2010: no funding to date

No additional funding has been provided by agencies or non-departmental public bodies associated with the FCO. No funding has been provided to the British Muslim Forum.