HC Deb 30 April 2003 vol 404 c396W
Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much money has been allocated annually to interfaith initiatives in each year since the inception of this policy; and what projects have been supported under this initiative. [110353]

Mr. Rammell

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, both in London and overseas, actively supports and promotes religious freedom and interfaith relations in a number of ways. This includes the Global Conflict Prevention Pool, the FCO's Sponsored Visits Scheme, and the Human Rights Project Fund, which spent over £57,000 last financial year on projects to promote religious freedom. The Religious Freedom Panel, held twice a year, also helps foster interfaith links and promotes mutual understanding.

The FCO does not have a separate, specific budget for interfaith initiatives.

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