HC Deb 22 July 1981 vol 9 c154W
25. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Lord Privy Seal what representations have been made at the current review conference in Madrid on behalf of those attempting to exercise freedom of worship without restriction in accordance with the Helsinki Final Act 1975.

Mr. Hurd

Obstacles to the free practice of religion and discrimination on religious grounds have been vigorously condemned as part of the United Kingdom's delegation's defence of basic human rights in Madrid. The subject was raised in the opening statement of my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool, South (Mr. Blaker) on 13 November 1980 and in many subsequent interventions in both plenary and working sessions. It Is covered by a proposal put forward by the United Kingdom and reflected in proposals of the Holy See, which have our full support.