Persecution of Christians Overseas

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:53 pm on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State 3:53 pm, 18th July 2019

I absolutely agree with my right hon. Friend, and in fact he is making my point for me: this is not just a Foreign Office thing. Indeed, it is not just an envoy thing; it is an everything thing, which means that all Departments, all of Government, and all Government policies must bear this in mind. And in doing so we should not be timid; we should be bold and ensure that the UK’s response to Christian persecution is in proportion to the problem, and that, as the report suggests, now demands serious effort.