The University of Westminster has clarified social media speculation about the disposal of copies of the Qur’an.

A spokesperson from The University of Westminster said: “When the use of one of our faith facilities changed to become a multi-faith and contemplation room for all faiths and none, unused copies of the Quran were disposed of after consultation with room users, including staff and students, and the students’ union.

All room users were given several months’ notice of this change of use and were able to remove any items they wanted to keep or use before the room was cleared. The University only removed remaining items which included some copies of the Quran.

Our Interfaith Adviser consulted with staff, students, student union societies and religious leaders as to the most appropriate disposal method for religious texts.”