Shabana Mahmood MP has co-chaired an event organised by the Council of British Hajjis in Parliament this week. The event brought together representatives from a range of organisations who work to assist British pilgrims to undertake the Hajj. This included pilgrims, travel operators, the Police, academics and medics. A number of ongoing issues were discussed including high costs and fraud. In addition there was further discussion about safety following the serious loss of life that occurred at this year's Hajj.
Shabana Mahmood MP said:
"There is a considerable amount of work still to be done to ensure that British pilgrims are able to undertake their Hajj in a safe and appropriate manner. I will continue to ensure this issue is looked at by the relevant organisations including the British Government."