'A historic building that used to house members of the Royal Family and Sea Lords is now governed by Sharia law, MailOnline can reveal.
Admiralty House is one of two more public buildings that are revealed today to operate under Islamic law following the revelations that government properties were quietly transferred to finance an Islamic bond scheme in 2014.
In addition to two Department of Health buildings and the Department of International Development property on Whitehall, the bond scheme also covers Admiralty House and an unidentified building at 4-26 Webber Street in Southwark, south London.
It takes the total number of government buildings that were transferred to fund the £200million Islamic finance scheme to five.
Under the terms of the lease, the sale of alcohol is one of the activities banned on the premises because they must conform to Sharia law.
George Osborne announced the move in June 2014 as part of an effort to make the UK a global hub for Islamic finance.
But critics said the scheme would waste money and could undermine Britain's financial and legal systems by imposing Sharia law onto government premises.
Due to the Islamic bond scheme – known as Sukuk – the ownership of the leases on the five government buildings have been switched from British taxpayers to wealthy Middle Eastern businessmen and banks.
The money raised will be repayable from 2019. But instead of interest, bond-buyers will earn rental income from the Government offices because interest payments are banned in Sharia law.
The Treasury agreed to make the Sukuk fully compliant with the code of Islamic law to ensure investors were not put off investing in the scheme, meaning each of the buildings used to finance the products must meet the terms of Sharia law, including the ban on alcohol.'
Read more: Revealed: The buildings across Westminster governed by Sharia law – including Admiralty House, once home to members of the Royal Family and Sea Lords
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