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Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Fiona Bruce Fiona Bruce Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what funding has been allocated to the implementation of the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s Review into the Persecution of Christians Worldwide in each of the next five years; and if he will publish his strategic plan for delivering those recommendations.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

​For financial year 19/20, a programme fund of £201,401 has been allocated for implementing the Bishop of Truro’s recommendations. Separately, the office of the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief has been allocated £73,453 this financial year to cover admin and travel costs. Funding for future years, both for the implementation of the recommendations and for the Special Envoy’s office, will be decided at a later stage. We have accepted and are working to deliver all the recommendations contained in the Bishop of Truro’s report. We do not intend to publish a strategic plan for delivering the recommendations, given the sensitivities around some of them.

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