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Britain should consider banning Muslim girls and young women from wearing veils in schools and public places, a Home Office minister has said.

Jeremy Browne, a Liberal Democrat, said there needs to be a national debate about whether the state should step in to protect young women from having the veil "imposed" on them.

Mr Browne said he is "instinctively uneasy" about banning behaviour, but suggested the measure may still be necessary to ensure freedom of choice for girls in Muslim communities.


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