Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme ahead of Tuesday’s Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into Sharia Councils, Naz Shah said the “under-resourced” organisations were vital in settling disputes within the Muslim Community.
The committee is expected to examine how the councils operate and their relationship with the British legal system.
Addressing concerns around Sharia councils, the Bradford West MP said: “There are issues with Sharia councils, usually they’re under-resourced, there’s not that professional standard.
“What we need to be doing is supporting the Sharia councils.
“Sharia councils sometimes are last resorts, where people have lost legal aid, we’ve had austerity kicking in and the courts don’t want to deal with small disputes.
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