§ Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Bahrain Government about human rights violations; and what meetings he has had with representatives of the Bahrain Government to discuss the treatment of political prisoners in Bahrain.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We keep a close watch on human rights issues world-wide and raise the subject with individual Governments when necessary. The Gulf states, including Bahrain, are well aware of the importance that we attach to the observance of international human rights standards throughout the world.