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Saudi Arabia: Executions — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:36 pm on 1st February 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State 2:36 pm, 1st February 2016

No, my Lords, our experience has been that with certain countries that is not the case and it can in fact be counterproductive. We are always careful to ensure that we make best use of our diplomatic voice in private. Saudi Arabia is not the only country that responds better to that kind of exchange. However, that does not stop me from being as public about this matter as I am today.