SIR - Dr Ramindar Singh's contribution (T&A, October 30) has raised some significant points about faith schools.

The Government's policy on faith schools obviously goes against its own objectives of promoting community cohesion and integration.

Any more faith schools are likely to push the minority faith communities into their respective enclaves.

Any lack of interaction among children attending faith schools and those in secular state schools would reinforce the feelings of us' and them' which are currently obvious among faith communities living in segregated areas in Bradford.

Faith schools aim to promote a particular faith community. It is unlikely parents from other faith groups will send their children to a school of a different faith. A Sikh school is unlikely to attract Muslim children and vice-versa.

Any policy that encourages competition within minority faith communities to set up schools of their respective faiths is undesirable.

Such development would enhance segregation and seriously hinder integration by narrowing children's experience and vision about multi-faith Britain.

Political correctness that undermines objective thinking on this issue is unnecessary.

Vigilance is also essential on the motives of those who deliberately take a narrow view on matters of faith to further their own personal aspirations for leadership and power.

Govinder Singh Dhaliwal, Leaventhorpe Lane, Fairweather Green