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 Singh of Wimbledon Lord Singh of Wimbledon Crossbench 3:14 pm, 25th April 2018

My Lords, can the Minister explain why, despite regular reports about the ill-treatment of women and religious minorities in India, that country has been left off the list of Commonwealth countries where we have concerns about human rights. Could that be because India is an important trading partner?