Overseas Oppression and Discrimination

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman The Second Church Estates Commissioner 12:00 am, 26th October 2017

I have raised with the Department for International Development on number of occasions the need to help Christians return to their ancient homeland. I can tell my right hon. Friend that the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee, which is a collaboration between the Chaldean Church, the Syrian Catholic Church and the Syrian Orthodox Church, has so far restored 1,700 properties, enabling just over 4,700 Christian families to return home.