Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th July 2009.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what support his Department is giving to the independent Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board to raise standards in mosques; what objectives have been set for such standards; and how much his Department has budgeted for such support activities.
The Department for Communities and Local Government provided support to the independent Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB). MINAB is a community-led organisation and we supported it to develop standards for mosques, which were widely consulted on and piloted. In addition, we supported the development of its operational plan and its first Annual General Meeting.
We allocated the following sums to MINAB: £75,600 in 2007-08; £116,000 in 2008-09; and £58,000 between April and June 2009.
Further information about MINAB, including its five standards, can be found on their website:
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