Sharia Law Independent Review

Home Office written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Giles Watling Giles Watling Conservative, Clacton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to publish its response to the recommendations of the independent review into the application of sharia law in England and Wales.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

On 1 February 2018 the Government published the independent Sharia review and confirmed it would not be taking forward the recommendation to regulate Sharia Councils in a Written Ministerial Statement.

The Government’s commitments in response to the review can be found in the Integrated Communities Strategy green paper, published on 14 March 2018 and available on

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