Barry Sheerman – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Barry Sheerman on 2014-04-28.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that women’s rights are not undermined by the use of Sharia law.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Government is committed to the protection and promotion of women’s rights. Sharia law has no jurisdiction in England and Wales and the Government has no intention of changing this position. Everyone is equal before the law.