Lord Lester of Herne Hill – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Lester of Herne Hill on 2016-04-19.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for the appointment of prison imams.

Lord Faulks

Prison Governors are responsible for appointing all Chaplains into prison based roles.

In order to ensure our current practice is as robust and effective as possible in dealing with extremism in prison, the Justice Secretary commissioned a review, supported by external expertise, of the overall approach to dealing with Islamist extremism in prisons, probation and the youth justice system and is currently considering the recommendations.