Calls for debate on face-veils in public
16 September 2013 Last updated at 23:23 BST
Home Office minister Jeremy Browne has called for a "national conversation" on whether Muslim girls should be banned from wearing face-veils in public places.
Mr Browne said government had to strike a balance between protecting the freedoms of religious minorities while maintaining "an inclusive and cohesive society".
A judge in London has ruled that a Muslim woman must remove her veil if she were to give evidence in her trial.
Reeta Chakrabarti reports.