Statement on integrated communities: 14 March 2018

14 March 2018

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, made a statement on integrated communities in the House of Commons on Wednesday 14 March.

The statement accompanied the publication of the “Integrated Communities Strategy” Green Paper which, Javid told the House, "sets out how we will facilitate recent migrants’ integration into their communities and how we will improve communities’ ability to adapt to migration".

Responding on behalf of the Opposition, Shadow Minister Yvonne Fovargue, asserted, "the true test will be whether there is rigorous evaluation, and if any successful strategy is given the backing and money to expand into all areas so that extremism—both Islamist and far right—can be consigned to history, and we can go forward with a diverse, not divided, Britain".

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