CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

HOME AFFAIRS – COMMUNITY INTEGRATION – 5 December 2016

Dr Julian Lewis: Past waves of immigration have proved successful because of the integration of new communities into existing ones. The report by Louise Casey has not yet been published, but it has been said that it suggests a form of cultural separatism in the Islamic community. Is that true and, if so, will we be responding to the report in an appropriately thoughtful way?

[The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Amber Rudd): My right hon. Friend’s question gives me an opportunity to thank Louise Casey for her report, and to say to him and the House that we will of course study it carefully to learn better how to improve integration in our communities.]