The UK House of Commons will start serving halal and kosher meals from March 30 – on a trial basis.
The House of Commons will offer halal and kosher meals in the parliamentary cafeteria from 30 March this year, according the request of Jewish and Muslim MPs and staff, reports “The Jewish Chronicle” (JC) and “The National “.
The decision goes back to the initiative of Jewish Labour MP Charlotte Nicols and Muslim Labour MP Zarah Sultana. According to The National, the House of Commons currently has 19 Muslim MPs.
Absolutely delighted to hear that Kosher and Halal food will soon be available as a trial in the House of Commons, following a joint letter from @zarahsultana and myself- supported by colleagues of all faiths and none across the House.
Great news for Members, staff and visitors! pic.twitter.com/z56nmJXR9q
— Charlotte Nichols (@charlotte2153) March 12, 2020
The new offer will be run on a trial basis for three months. If there is sufficient demand, the hot meals and sandwiches will always be offered.
The British parliament consists of two chambers: House of Commons and House of Lords.