§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made to the Saudi Government to allow the same freedom of religion internally as that enjoyed by Saudi nationals in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We and our European Community partners consistently seek opportunities to discuss human rights, including freedom of worship, with the Saudi authorities, who can be in no doubt of the strength of our views on this issue. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs last did so during his visit to Saudi Arabia in September this year.