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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Religious Freedom (14 Jul 2014)

David Lidington: ...or private, through teaching, practice, worship and observance. The FCO Minister responsible for freedom of religion or belief, the Senior Minister of State, my noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Warsi, has convened meetings of international leaders to generate support for practical steps to promote freedom of religion or belief and to fight religious intolerance. At the Global summit to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Tajikistan (2 Jul 2014)

David Lidington: ...allows. We remain deeply concerned by the continuing detention in Tajikistan of Alexander Sodiqov, an academic researcher working for the University of Exeter. Senior Minister of State Baroness Warsi discussed a number of issues, including human rights, the rule of law and the case of Mr Sodiqov, when she met Foreign Minister Aslov on 1 July.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Christianity (19 Jun 2014)

David Lidington: Freedom of religion or belief is a priority for this Government internationally. On 15 November 2014, the Senior Minister of State, my noble Friend, the right hon. Baroness Warsi gave a speech in Washington stressing the need for an international response to the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities. The full text of her speech is available on our website at:...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Uzbekistan (30 Apr 2014)

David Lidington: ..., have raised the case of Mr Abdurakhmanov with the Uzbek authorities at ministerial and official level on several occasions. The Senior Minister of State, my noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Warsi, raised this issue with the Uzbek Foreign Minister when he visited London last November. Our embassy in Tashkent is in contact with the Uzbek human rights organisation, Ezgulik, which...

Blasphemy Law (Pakistan) (3 Apr 2014)

David Lidington: ...in relation to the use of the death penalty, concern the entire House and no particular party or faction. As my hon. Friend the Member for Gillingham and Rainham knows, my noble Friend Baroness Warsi has raised this issue in many conversations with senior members of the Pakistani Government, who are in no doubt about the concern that we attach to human rights in Pakistan and, in...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day (13 Mar 2014)

David Lidington: ...and again on 28 January and, most recently, with the deputy Foreign Minister of Uganda on 13 February. As the hon. Member for Bristol East rightly said, both the Foreign Secretary and Baroness Warsi met Frank Mugisha, a leading Ugandan LGBT activist, yesterday to discuss the latest developments and to take his advice on how the international community might best support individuals and...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day (13 Mar 2014)

David Lidington: ...try to judge these issues so that we end up with a set of actions that are most likely to help those people who are under threat in Uganda. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary and Baroness Warsi met Mr Mugisha yesterday so that they could hear first hand from somebody living in Uganda who feels that his position is at risk, and find out what he thinks are the most effective ways to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Christianity (12 Mar 2014)

David Lidington: ...the persecution of Christians with other countries either bilaterally, with EU partners or in multilateral fora. Last November Senior Minister of State, my noble friend the right hon. Baroness Warsi gave a speech in Washington stressing the need for an international response to the rising tide of religious persecution of Christians and other religious minorities. We believe that the best...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Ministers' Private Offices (25 Feb 2014)

David Lidington: ...of the offices assigned to each Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister is as follows:   Office size (m2) Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 373.60 Mr Lidington 145.40 Baroness Warsi 97 Mr Swire 107.70 Mr Robertson and Mr Simmonds 203.30 Lord Livingston 82.20 Shared Meeting room 26 Please note that these room sizes include the Minister's office and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Religious Freedom (13 Feb 2014)

David Lidington: My noble Friend, the right hon. Baroness Warsi last met representatives of the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom on 22 October 2013.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East and Africa (17 Jan 2014)

David Lidington: ...because of their religion or belief, regardless of where the persecution takes place. This was the focus of a recent speech by the Senior Minister of State, my noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Warsi in Washington and her article in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano stressing the need for an international response to the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities....

Bangladesh (16 Jan 2014)

David Lidington: ..., and even in the contested elections turnout was low. That is an unsatisfactory and deeply disappointing outcome. The day after the elections, 6 January, my right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi issued a public statement making those points and condemning the acts of intimidation and unlawful political violence. It has been reported that no fewer than 500 people lost their lives...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Christianity (13 Jan 2014)

David Lidington: ...of minorities and promoting pluralism in society. During the UN General Assembly Ministerial Week at the end of September the Senior Minister of State, my noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Warsi, convened a second meeting of international leaders to discuss what more politicians in particular can do to promote freedom of religion or belief and fight religious intolerance within our...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Religious Freedom (19 Dec 2013)

David Lidington: ...to do so including through our new expert advisory group on freedom of religion or belief, which we will establish under the Senior Minister of State, my right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi in the new year. We believe that there is a need for a stronger international response to the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities around the world. For this reason Baroness...

Written Ministerial Statements — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Eastern Partnership Summit (2 Dec 2013)

David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister attended the third Eastern Partnership summit on 28 and 29 November 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania. My right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi accompanied him. The summit was attended by Heads of State and Government or representatives of the European Union member states and Eastern Partnership member countries. President of the European Commission,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Christianity (14 Oct 2013)

David Lidington: ...faith from discrimination, violence and persecution. We speak out against violence perpetuated against Christians. For example the Senior Minister of State, my right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi, condemned the recent attacks that took place in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, which killed and injured so many innocent people. We also lobby for changes in discriminatory laws and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Religious Freedom (10 Oct 2013)

David Lidington: ...Federation to understand their current concerns and to examine how we can better work together to promote the universal commitment to the freedom of religion or belief. My noble Friend Baroness Warsi also recently met with the British Humanist Association to discuss the global situation with regards to the freedom of thought or conscience.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Social Networking (9 Jul 2013)

David Lidington: ...of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), (@WilliamJHague), the Minister of State, my noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Warsi (@SayeedaWarsi), the Minister of State, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire) (@HugoSwire), the Under-Secretary of State, my hon. Friend the Member for North East...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Religious Freedom (8 Jul 2013)

David Lidington: ...with all the FCO's human rights priorities, across the FCO. The FCO Minister responsible for freedom of religion or belief is the Senior Minister of State, my noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Warsi; she has made this portfolio a personal priority.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Bosnia and Herzegovina (24 Jun 2013)

David Lidington: The Government is usually represented at the memorial event held in Srebrenica by our ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Senior Minister of State, my right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi, also attended in 2010 and 2011. This year the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), Baroness Warsi and the...


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