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Persecution of Christians

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:18 pm on 6th February 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development) 3:18 pm, 6th February 2020

I thank the hon. Member for giving way and pay tribute to him for his work as chair of the APPG. Whether it is Nigeria, Iraq or Myanmar, we have seen time and again how hostilities between religious or belief groups can lead to persecution and major humanitarian crises. I am concerned that our international-facing Departments spend enormous amounts of money responding to crisis but do little to promote freedom of religion or belief in order to prevent conflict. Does he agree that specific plans and funding for promoting FoRB should be included and shared between Departments working on international affairs?