LGBT Rights: Brunei

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:29 pm on 10th April 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 4:29 pm, 10th April 2019

I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this vital debate. When I clicked on the Commonwealth’s website this morning, the strapline that came up was “53 countries working together to…celebrate diversity” and to “protect human rights”. Given the situation in Brunei, which, as the hon. Lady says—is appalling, and the fact that same-sex consensual sex is criminalised in 35 of the 53 Commonwealth countries, does she agree that Britain must raise this issue at the forthcoming Commonwealth meeting?