Monday 23rd March 2020
We are delighted to report that today, the Government made an amendment to the COVID-19 emergency legislation which removes any requirements for cremation. We thank the Government for this change, following thousands of petition signing and local and national lobbying. We would also like to thank Liverpool City Council for making allowances on this issue.
As a network we work closely with the Muslim Council of Britain, here is an excerpt of MCB’s statement today:
“During this national crisis, we are appreciative of this reassurance by our government and its important efforts to listen to and worth constructively with faith communities.
“We pay tribute to the hard work of Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, for raising the issue alongside others, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims for mobilising support for this important change across the House, and we also thank those MPs who support the amendment.
The Liverpool Region Mosque Network is working with mosques, Liverpool City Council, and other official bodies to support our communities.