Inter Faith Network Closure

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons am 11:13 am ar 22 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Holly Lynch Holly Lynch Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) 11:13, 22 Chwefror 2024

I thank my right hon. Friend Sir Stephen Timms for having secured this urgent question; back in January, I secured an Adjournment debate urging the Government to think again about their decision. One of the things I find most concerning about how this decision has been handled is that, on occasion, journalists seem to have been in possession of letters from the Secretary of State to the Inter Faith Network at the same time as the IFN received them, or possibly before. That is no way to carry on. There has been very little attempt to have any serious conversations with the Inter Faith Network without those letters being in the public domain almost immediately. This work is more important now than ever before, so will the Minister think again about funding this organisation into the future? It is not too late.