Brunei: Anti-LGBT Laws - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:29 am on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Chair, International Relations Committee 11:29 am, 11th April 2019

My Lords, will my noble friend listen very carefully to what the noble Lords, Lord Cashman and Lord Lexden, have said? Most Islamic scholars now recognise that of course the Sultan and Brunei are on the wrong track in their interpretation of Sharia. Given that and as we are the chair in office of the Commonwealth, will she strongly support the current efforts of the Commonwealth, which I do not think are being fully publicised, to bring to the attention of Brunei that it is on the wrong track and to achieve some radical change and a better understanding before the horrors of this policy are worked out?