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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Malaysia (3 Nov 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...correspondence from Members of Parliament and Peers, we have also received letters from members of the public on this issue. My right hon. and noble Friend the former Minister of State, Baroness Warsi met Anwar Ibrahim during her visit to Malaysia in April and raised his case with senior members of the Malaysian government. Our High Commission in Malaysia has discussed the matter with...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Financial Services: Islam (30 Oct 2014)

Hugo Swire: My right hon. and noble Friend the former Minister of State (Baroness Warsi) met Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials to discuss UK Islamic Finance initiatives on 30 July. I wrote to all members of the Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group on 20 October, and to the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England on 29 September, to progress the agenda on our Islamic Finance initiatives. In...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Malaysia (29 Oct 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...we regularly raise the issue of freedom of religion with the Malaysian authorities. Freedom of religion was at the heart of my right hon. and noble Friend the former Minister of State's (Baroness Warsi's) visit to Malaysia in April this year. She had wide-ranging meetings on this issue, including with the Malaysian Prime Minister, and made a major speech setting out the UK position. We...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Malaysia (29 Oct 2014)

Hugo Swire: My right hon. and noble Friend the former Minister of State, Baroness Warsi, raised Anwar Ibrahim’s case with senior members of the Malaysian government during her visit to Malaysia in April this year. Our High Commission in Malaysia has also discussed the matter with Malaysian ministers and officials on a number of occasions in recent months and is closely monitoring Anwar’s appeal...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Malaysia (21 Oct 2014)

Hugo Swire: ..., and through our High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, we continue to raise issues of fundamental freedoms at the highest level with the Malaysian authorities. This was a central theme of Baroness Warsi’s visit to Malaysia in April. As well as raising the issue with Malaysian Ministers, she gave a speech on freedom of religion and belief. In September and at Malaysia’s request, a UK expert...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Freedom of Religion and Belief (22 Jul 2014)

Hugo Swire: I think that it would be appropriate for me to pay tribute to my noble Friend Baroness Warsi, who has been doing some excellent work in this area, not least by convening a high-level international grouping on the subject during the UN General Assembly ministerial week in New York. She will reconvene that group. We have also set up an advisory group on the freedom of religion or belief in the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Freedom of Religion and Belief (22 Jul 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...hon. Gentleman might have written his question before I answered the first question, because I addressed the issue that he raises. I talked about the work being done by my noble Friend Baroness Warsi in convening high-level groupings at the UN General Assembly in ministerial week in New York, which she will be doing again. I have talked about the FCO’s new advisory group on freedom of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: South East Asia (22 Jul 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...code in Brunei with Deputy Foreign Minister Pehin Lim; our ambassador in Jakarta has discussed the protection of religious minority groups in Indonesia; and my noble Friend, the right hon. Baroness Warsi, has stressed the importance of tolerance and mutual respect with senior ministers in Malaysia. We will also continue to support projects across South-East Asia designed to bolster and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Brunei (13 May 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...and have raised the matter with Brunei on several occasions. I raised the issue with Foreign Minister, Pehin Lim in October 2013. The Senior Minister of State, my right hon. and noble Friend Lady Warsi, visited Brunei and raised our concerns with HM The Sultan, Foreign Minister Prince Mohamed, the Attorney-General and State Mufti on 19 April. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Burma (13 May 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...tensions in Rakhine state and the plight of the Rohingya. I raised our wider concerns about the situation in Rakhine state with senior Burmese Ministers during their visit in January and Baroness Warsi discussed the situation with the Burmese Minister of National Planning and Economic Development, Dr Kan Zaw, during his visit to the UK in March. During my visit to Burma in January, I also...

Business of the House: Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion (1 May 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...the all-party group on international religious freedom and of the Government’s expert advisory group on freedom of religion or belief, which is chaired by my right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi, who has responsibilities for those matters in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Business of the House: Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion (1 May 2014)

Hugo Swire: .... Christians, like the followers of any other faith or those of no faith, are entitled to protection. We must do more to raise the awareness of their plight. My right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi gave a speech in Washington last November in which she spoke of a “global crisis” that is fuelled by a militant sectarianism that is forcibly removing minority Christian populations...

Business of the House: Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion (1 May 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...We know that we do not have all the answers, and the Government alone cannot be the solution. The Foreign Office’s whole ministerial team, and particularly my right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi, are always keen to hear views from parliamentarians and civil society groups on what more we might do or what we might do differently. In particular, we welcome the increased focus on...

LGBT Rights (Uganda) (2 Apr 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...and Climate Change, my right hon. Friend the Member for Bexhill and Battle (Gregory Barker). On 12 March, Dr Mugisha met my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary and my noble Friend Baroness Warsi to discuss latest developments following the introduction of the law, the LGBT community’s next step, and how we can continue to work closely together in this even more difficult...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Burma (20 Mar 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...Development, my right hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Mr Duncan) and my noble Friend, the Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the right hon. Baroness Warsi, reiterated the importance of pursuing urgent action in Rakhine State to protect the human rights of the Rohingya community. The UK is a lead donor to the census; we have been working with...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Indonesia (10 Mar 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...of religion or belief concerns at the annual EU-Indonesia Human Rights Dialogue. Furthermore, during the UN General Assembly week in September, Senior Minister of State, my noble Friend Baroness Warsi, brought together Ministers and senior officials, including the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, to discuss what more politicians could do to promote freedom of religion and fight religious...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan (21 Jan 2014)

Hugo Swire: ...hon. Friend the Member for Faversham and Mid Kent (Hugh Robertson) just said, we raise issues of religious tolerance, particularly in respect of Christian minorities, wherever we go. Baroness Warsi repeatedly raised the issue of religious freedom and minority protections at the highest level during her visit to Pakistan in October 2013, and she referred to the issue in an open letter on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (21 Jan 2014)

Hugo Swire: Either I or my noble Friend Baroness Warsi, who has responsibility for these matters, will, I am sure, be happy to meet the hon. Gentleman.

[Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Persecution of Christians (Middle East) (5 Nov 2013)

Hugo Swire: ...should not attend. We continue to work with the international community to combat religious intolerance and protect human rights. In September, at the UN General Assembly, my noble Friend Baroness Warsi convened a group of Foreign Ministers and officials from international organisations for the second in a series of meetings to discuss international efforts to fight violence in the name of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Burma (18 Jun 2013)

Hugo Swire: ...Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), and the Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my noble Friend, the right hon. Baroness Warsi, met with this group of Ministers to extend our support. We also hosted a visit by representatives of the ethnic groups in May, when the Minister of State, Department for International Development,...


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