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Parliamentary debates - Hearts and minds lies with Muslim women

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Parliamentary debates
Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism
Interfaith Strategy
Palestinian Occupied Territories
Orders of the Day - Counter-Terrorism Bill
International Development
Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism
Topical questions
Middle East
Hearts and minds lies with Muslim women
Integration and Cohesion
Intelligence and Security Committee (Annual Report)
Counter-terrorism Strategy
Orders of the Day - Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism
Incitement to Religious Hatred
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Business Statement


Julie Morgan (Cardiff, North) (Lab): May I support the comments of my right hon. Friend the Member for Islwyn (Mr. Touhig) about post offices, as I am dismayed by the announcement of closures in my area? My point, however, is about yesterday's security statement. I was pleased that the Government have consulted Muslim women and plan to set up a committee to consider access and influence in mosques. Will my right hon. and learned Friend use her position and talk to other Ministers to ensure that Muslim women in Wales are involved in such important discussions? May we debate the issue next week? The key to capturing hearts and minds lies with Muslim women, and they should be at the centre of any strategy.

Ms Harman:
I thank my hon. Friend for that point. As she will know, I and the other Minister with responsibility for women have as one of our priorities the empowerment of black and Asian women within their communities. We are also determined to ensure that there are more black and Asian women councillors. Part of the process is to include all communities within democracy so that they feel that they have a real stake in its future.

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