Magazine article Public Finance

Blears 'To Head' Integration Body

Magazine article Public Finance

Blears 'To Head' Integration Body

Article excerpt

Hazel Blears has emerged as Home Secretary Charles Clarke's choice to chair the commission set up to investigate the way that Muslim and other faith communities integrate into British society.

Blears, the minister of state for policing, security and community safety, has not yet been named as the chair of the new Commission on Integration, launched by Clarke on September 21. But Home Office sources said she was likely to be confirmed following a brief consultation period on the new body's remit.

The commission is one of the government's key responses to the London bombings in July and to the threat of extremism. But it will also undertake a wider analysis of community cohesion across the UK.

Clarke said it had been established as a multi-faith 'advisory body which will work to overcome barriers to integration', and will report in July 2006 on the potential for improving policies. Home Office sources said it it was likely it would complement, rather than replace, the work of the departments existing Community Cohesion Unit. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.