HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 c173W
Mr. Todd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 16 January 2001,Official Report, column 172W, if the issue of freedom of religious belief was discussed at the UK/China Human Rights Dialogue in Beijing on 12 to 14 February; and if he will make a statement. [151823]

Mr. Battle

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Ayr (Ms Osborne) on 5 March 2001,Official Report, column 100W. Freedom of religious belief was an important part of the discussions at the sixth round of the UK/China Human Rights Dialogue on 12–14 February, which included a visit to Wenzhou to investigate reports of the destruction of churches and temples there.