Commonwealth Summit: Freedom of Religion or Belief - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:14 pm on 25th April 2018.

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Photo of Lord Chidgey Lord Chidgey Liberal Democrat 3:14 pm, 25th April 2018

My Lords, the Heads of Government emphasised the importance of promoting and strengthening good governance for all of our democratic principles. It was subsequently reported—I think the Minister has already confirmed this—that the Government are going to contribute further funds, some £4 million, towards these aims. In that event, can the Minister commit to clarifying the Government’s plans in the context of engagement with other agencies, both in the UK and overseas, to deliver on those objectives? Do they plan to include parliamentary oversight of such programmes, drawing on the expertise of both Houses?