Persecution of Christians – House of Commons debate

The All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief provides a verbatim transcript from Hansard of the House of Commons debate held on 6 February 2020.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mrs Heather Wheeler) led the debate and confirmed:

“… the Government are committed to implementing the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s review. I stress again that the recommendations do not focus just on Christians. As has been mentioned, only two of 22 recommendations refer to specifically Christian issues. Bishop Philip said clearly that we must seek freedom of religion or belief for all, without fear or favour. That is the basis of our freedom of religion or belief work. We will implement the recommendations in a way that will bring real improvements to people’s lives.”

Full debate