Persecution of Christians Overseas

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:42 pm on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Conservative, North West Cambridgeshire 2:42 pm, 18th July 2019

At the outset, my hon. Friend mentioned that we had cross-party support for this motion. May I gently add that that support is not only cross party but multi-faith among the Members of Parliament here?

Does my hon. Friend agree that Britain has a significant role on the global stage—we are a permanent member of the UN Security Council, head of the Commonwealth and a major economic power—and that we use our influence on the global stage for a whole variety of reasons and causes, and should ensure that the protection of Christians is put high on the list and that we use our influence for that purpose as well?