Government Departments: Religions and Faiths

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th February 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Shadow Minister (Community Cohesion), Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government what religions and faiths are officially recognised by each government department.

Photo of Baroness Andrews Baroness Andrews Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

Her Majesty's Government have no policy of officially extending recognition to religions and faiths. Government departments routinely work with representatives of a wide range of religion or belief groups in delivering policies relevant to them, and with organisations representing those of no belief.

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