§ Mr. Jon Owen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what measures are taken to monitor the activities of cults in the United Kingdom;
(2) if his Department has considered agreeing a code of conduct with religious groups, cults and so on with the aim of mitigating their worst excesses.
§ Mr. Nicholas Baker
The Government do not monitor the activities of new religious movements. It is for the police to investigate any allegations of illegal activities on the part of such organisations.
The Government believe that it would not be feasible to agree and enforce a code of conduct for religious movements.