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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

My Lords, I have to disagree with the noble Lord when he says that it has not been working. One of the factors is that constant work behind the scenes can lead to some joint understanding of, for example, the introduction of the EU minimum standards with regard to the implementation of the death penalty—that it should not apply to those who are pregnant, who have learning difficulties or who are minors. So with that, and perhaps with women’s rights, it is important to point to where there have been changes for the better.