House of Lords
Lord Smith of Finsbury (Labour)
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Conservative)
The Ugandan anti-homosexuality Bill is a private member's Bill which has not been adopted by the Ugandan Government. We are raising our concerns about the Bill at the most senior levels. For example, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my honourable friend Mr Bellingham, raised this issue when he met President Museveni in March. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Home Department, my honourable friend Ms Featherstone visited Uganda in April and also addressed our concerns with a number of senior government figures, including the Vice-President. We will also continue to support Ugandan civil society groups campaigning for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender rights.