China: United Kingdom Trade — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:22 pm on 23rd July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Singh of Wimbledon Lord Singh of Wimbledon Crossbench 3:22 pm, 23rd July 2014

My Lords, according to a report on 17 June in the Times, the Business Minister, Michael Fallon, said that human rights must not stop trade with China. Does the Minister agree that that statement demeans the very concept of human rights?