MPs praise Christian volunteer work: Watch highlights

MPs have spoken of the valuable work that Christians do around the country in a House of Commons debate.

Over the course of 90 minutes, Labour and Conservative MPs contributed to the debate, which was led by Fiona Bruce MP. Watch the highlights below.

Concerns were also raised about Government plans to give Ofsted the power to investigate youth work – something which has been described as a “unprecedented attack” on religious freedom.

Fiona Bruce (Con) spoke out against the plans for Ofsted

Stephen Timms (Lab) said he hoped the Ofsted proposals would be dropped

Steve Double (Con) said faith-based groups give their all to volunteering

Anna Turley (Shadow Minister, Lab) said new ideas and passion flow from faith organisations

James Wharton (Minister, Con) gave an insight into his experience with the Street Pastors initiative

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